Thanksgiving Wreath Made With My Every Holdiay Burlap Wreaths

thanksgiving-wreathAfter Halloween I wasted no time getting my Thanksgiving wreaths up! Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I love the bright, but earthy colors and how they make me feel cozy. To be honest Christmas is often too much for me. I like the subtly of Thanksgiving.

Last year I made these matching burlap wreaths for my front door. I designed them so that I could easily switch out the decorations with the seasons. It has saved me a ton of money and I don’t have to worry about storing a bunch of wreaths.

Last fall I covered them entirely in leaves for my Thanksgiving wreaths, but this year I wanted to do something a little different.

So I  based it off this super cute heart argyle Valentine’s wreath. But instead of using hearts, I used leaves! You’ll want to do it while the leaves are still soft so that they don’t crumble when wrapping them up. I used both raffia and twine because I liked the contrast in textures. They only took me about five minutes to make!
thanksgiving-wreath-leavesI love the way they turned out, but I think next year I will experiment with smaller leaves and also try pressing them first. I think it would look cooler if you could see the outline of the leaf better.

I will have to start collecting some leaves now so that they are all pressed and ready to go for next Thanksgiving. My problem is that whenever I press something in a book I always forget which book I used. We own over 1,000 books, so the odds of finding it are slim. I can’t tell you how many times I open a book to find a pressed flower inside that I stuck in there five years ago and forgot about.

 

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