I know how it is around my area. School starts and the Halloween decorations come out. As soon as Halloween is over, out comes the Christmas decorations. It is like everyone has forgotten that there is a holiday in between. I can understand why though. People put a lot of time into their Christmas decorations and they do not want to invest more time into decorating for a holiday that is smooshed in between. With simple Thanksgiving door wreaths, you can add some Thanksgiving spirit and flare around the house, and invest very little time doing it.
This Thanksgiving wreath is easy to make and can be done in under an hour. As a bonus, it looks really cute and that you invested a lit of time and money into it. Supplies Styrofoam wreath base- Whatever size you like. These are available at most craft stores About 100 yards of tulle- I choose gold, red and orange- You can by it by the yard like fabric, but it is much easier to work with if you buy it by the spool. Scissors A cute decoration for the center- I made a Styrofoam turkey. Start bu measuring your tulle. For my wreath I needed about a 10 inch strip. If you are using fabric like sheets, you will have to cut it into strips and then again into the right length. If you are using tulle in a spool, you will only have to cut into the right length. I have a friend who is a seamstress who makes those gorgeous tulle skirts all the time. Because tulle can be a pain to work with because of cutting it, she has taught me a trick and now I use it all the time. Using a box, or something hard that is the length that you need, wrap the tulle around it. Then cut up each side. It makes the cutting time a few minutes vs an hour.
Then you will tie the pieces or tulle around the form. You can add as many or as little of pieces are you like. The more you add, the fuller it will be. You can spread the tulle out, or scrunch it in close. Create the pattern that you want. I choose 3 golds, 2 reds and 2 oranges. This is where your own creative genius comes in. Once your tulle is completely tied on, you can add something festive to the center. For a cute and easy addition, take 2 Styrofoam balls, one slightly smaller than the other. Paint them brown, add a cute face, and then hot glue them together. This forms your turkey. You can then glue or even use a tooth pick to add it to the center of your wreath. Using cute little pilgrims or a cornucopia would add flare to your Thanksgiving wreath as well. Or just leave it plain.
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