As many of you know, I feel Thanksgiving to be an under valued holiday. However, I also feel it is a silly holiday, because you should always be grateful for all of your blessings.
Many people get irritated when Christmas music is being played - always saying that "It's not even Thanksgiving yet!" Not that they want to celebrate Thanksgiving.... But after you have been in choirs for years you get use to the music at the beginning of October or even September, so...
They also have a fit when the stores are filled to the brink with Christmas goodies the day after Halloween (or before), although working retail you learn to love that crazy time of the year and slightly tolerate the decor. However, there is a good point - there are barely any Thanksgiving decorations!
So when my Mother set out to decorate this year and felt our wall over the fireplace was very empty, I went to work. And now I am going to share with you how to make a cornucopia wreath.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
|We got the blank wreath at the hobby store. It was cheaper than the wire one I would have had to add to.|
|These pine cones were free, a super good value. I was trying to figure out where I could snag some from. Our tree doesn't produce any, and our neighbor has torn down their pine tree. Then we remembered that over 15 years ago we had got a bunch of pine cones from my favorite great-aunt's house before she moved and had planned to use them in some sort of craft. Well, we used some of them for this.|
Step 2: Add Leaves
Step 3: Add Berries
|Did the same thing with the berries as I did with the leafs.|
Step 4: Add Grapes
|The grapes had this handy hole in the top that I was able to wire to the wreath as well. I also would make sure and wrap both ends of all of the items I was attaching, just to be sure. I kept adding the easy stuff first, so whatever you have that is easy, stick it on.|
Step 5: Add Fruit
|Before I actually put the fruit on I laid it out in a circle so that the colors and items weren't bunched together on the wreath. Or at least that was the idea. I forgot to take a picture of it all laid out. As you can see, I then started with the colors red and green, and well, I just sort of ended up trying to put them in the same place, but failing and just put them wherever. My mother loved the completely random look and how they were all so different. The truth is, it takes a lot of work to make them so different, but at the same time is easier because you have to just not care about being a perfectionist. I like them random as well.|
Step 6: Add Pine Cones
|The pine cones were added as a filler, mostly under the fruit and leafs, and to add that extra bit of volume, a detail that you don't need, but that enhances the overall look. I would have added more, but had already been on my feet for over two hours, maybe three, I don't know, time kept going by and I wasn't finished. This was not a short project, but well worth it.|
Step 7: Hang on Wall and Enjoy!
|Mine is hung on three nails, but I don't know how much the middle one is holding since it is kind of high, but it was already in the wall, so... I am against new holes if I can avoid it.|
|I seriously would just sit and stare at this thing for hours, so do enjoy it.|
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this Thanksgiving Cornucopia Wreath. If you did, make sure let me know below, and share it with your friends. I would also love to see your own cornucopia wreaths, so let me know. Thanks, and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!