Friday, November 10, 2017

DIY Thankful Wreath

Hey there friends!  Are you guys gearing up for turkey day?  We aren't doing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, so this holiday kind of crept up on me.  One of my favorite Thanksgiving-related things to do is this Thankful Wreath.  We have used it over and over for years, and it's always fun to get it back out again every November.

This DIY Thankful Wreath is the perfect way to get the kids involved in being grateful this holiday season!


So, I'm going to show you how I did it, and hopefully it gives you some inspiration.  Even if it's not a wreath, finding a way to write down and show off what you are thankful for helps bring it to the forefront of your mind.  And I love stressing this to the kiddos.  They are blessed with so much, as am I, so it's always good to take a step back, pay attention, and actually take a moment to be grateful for what we have.  

This is a super simple activity, so even you non-crafty people can do this one!


Materials:
Foam wreath (can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann's Crafts)
Some sort of material or ribbon to wrap around the wreath.  Burlap ribbon would be awesome!
Glue (I used hot glue)
Straight pins
Construction paper
Scissors

Instructions:
If you have fabric, you will need to cut strips, about 3-4 inches wide.  If you have ribbon, you can skip that step!  Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and secure the end with glue.  You will most likely want to secure the ribbon to itself, rather than to the wreath because the glue may melt the foam.  Once the end is secured, continue wrapping the ribbon around the wreath to cover the entire thing.


  Secure the end piece with glue.  Cut out leaf shapes from the construction paper, and you are all set!  I just free-hand cut the leaves, usually by cutting several layers of paper at once.  They don't have to be perfect.  This would be a fun job for the kiddos too! 

This DIY Thankful Wreath is the perfect way to get the kids involved in being grateful this holiday season!

We usually do a couple of new leaves per day.  I like spreading out the "thankful" feelings, and when you just do a few a day, it is more enjoyable and less of a feeling that you HAVE to get it completed ASAP!  Remember, the whole point of this is to take the time to reflect on what you are grateful for!  So, don't stress!  

I'd love to see a picture if you make your own thankful wreath! 

What Thanksgiving related traditions do you do with your families?


This DIY Thankful Wreath is the perfect way to get the kids involved in being grateful this holiday season!

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