Give Thanks this fall with a DIY Thanksgiving wreath!
What happens when you combine crochet pumpkins with a wrapped yarn wreath? The coziest Thanksgiving wreath yet!
Making new wreaths for the holidays is one of my favorite things. And of course I love adding lots of fiber elements to my wreaths, many of which have a yarn background. I continued that tradition with my new Thanksgiving Wreath.
Thanksgiving Wreath Supplies
- Cardboard wreath form
- Faux leaves
- Crochet pumpkins
- Wooden tag
- Paint and paintbrush
- Hot glue and glue gun
In the past I’ve done several wreaths where I wrapped finger knitting around a wire base. This time I switched things up a bit and just wrapped yarn around a flat cardboard base. Knowing I was going to add plenty of dimensional items to the top of my wreath this helped it from getting too big to fit between my front door and the glass door.
I used just a dab of hot glue at the start and end of my yarn wrapping to hold everything in place.
Once my cardboard base was all wrapped in yarn I added in some faux burlap leaves. I went with green, but you could pick a more traditional fall color like red, orange, or yellow.
One of the reasons I went with the green leaves is I loved how they looked paired with the brown and metallic orange yarn I picked for these crochet pumpkins. Instead of crocheting a stem, I hot glued sticks for the stems on these pumpkins. I made one larger crochet pumpkin and two smaller ones. For the larger pumpkin I used a larger crochet hook and held two strands of yarn together.
I used hot glue to attach the leaves and the pumpkins to the wreath.
With my leaves and pumpkins attached the last piece was making my THANKS bunting.
I hot glued 6 burlap leaves to a piece of string and then wrote THANKS on the leaves with a marker. After writing the letters out I went back over them with some glittery black paint.
I stretched the bunting across the front of the wreath and around to the back, using hot glue to secure it on the back of of the wreath. I used a blank wooden tag and wrote ‘give’ on it, tied a little brown yarn bow, and attached it to the wreath with more hot glue.
My cozy Thanksgiving wreath is all ready for the holidays!
Need some more Thanksgiving craft ideas? Check out these Pumpkin Pom-Pom Thanksgiving Name Cards