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DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Nov 13, 2016 By Beckie Farrant
DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Who said wreaths have to be traditional? Sometimes thinking outside the box is fun, especially when it comes to seasonal decor. I am not a huge seasonal decorator, so when I do display something temporarily I want to make sure the piece will live beyond the holiday. This basket turned door wreath has all the makings of a fun seasonal decor piece with the ability to go beyond the holiday and live on my door year round. And who would have thought it was made out of a basket?

Hi, I’m Beckie Farrant from Infarrantly Creative, showing you how to make this fun and easy Thanksgiving Wreath.

Supplies:
Battery operated lights (available in the Christmas section)
• Flat woven square basket (available in-stores)
• Chalkboard plaque (available in-stores)
Clear tape
Jute rope
Seasonal ribbons (optional)
Glue gun

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This project is very easy to put together. All I did was hot glue two battery operated strings of lights onto the back of the basket and then stuck them through the basket. This particular basket was woven and it was simple to just poke the lights through.

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I secured the lights with packing tape on the back.

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Next, I used my hot glue to attach the plaque inside the basket.

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I also poked holes and added jute rope to use to hang the wreath on. I just used a thumbtack on the top of the door to hold it in place. I added some ribbon onto the jute string that holds the basket wreath in place. I used some chalk to write “thankful,” perfect for Thanksgiving. But you can change out the ribbon and put a word like joy or noel for Christmas.

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Here it is with the lights on…

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We have so much to be thankful for in our family. It is a great reminder of the posture we want to take as a family this holiday season.

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