Grateful Thanksgiving Wreath

Grateful Thanksgiving Wreath

What You'll Need:

Cricut Maker
Cricut Design Space
CuttlebugĀ and "Dots" Embossing Folder
Paper Mache Wreath
Spanish Moss
Bright Metallics Cardstock Stack
  -Fall Colors
Gold Foil Cardstock
"Grateful" Sign
Basket of Choice
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
Gold Metallic Pen
3D Foam Squares
Glue Dots®


 

Courtesy of our Paper Blogger, Debbie Y.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: All Great Things Take Time

How to Make a Grateful Thanksgiving Wreath

Celebrate the season and get crafty with a Cricut Maker™ as you make a Grateful Thanksgiving Wreath. This wreath is not only a beautiful decoration full of colorful leaves and acorns but it also doubles as place cards for your Thanksgiving feast! Your guests will enjoy writing on their own place cards that can then be added to the wreath and displayed all season long.
  • 1 Create & cut out the leaves

    Cut out approximately 85 leaves of different shapes and colors from the 3D Floral Home Decor set in Design Space™. Cut leaves at 4 1/2 inches using the metallic cardstock. Assemble the leaves by putting glue on tabs of each leaf and bringing the opposite side of the leaf to the tabs. See the below photo as a guide.

  • 2 Create & cut out the acorns

    Using your Cricut, also cut both layers of the acorn found in Create a Critter 2. Use brown metallic cardstock for the base of the acorn and gold foil cardstock for the top. Using the Cuttlebug and "Dots" Embossing Folder, emboss the gold foil cardstock pieces (top of the acorn) which gives it dimension. Assemble the layers and set the acorn aside.

  • 3 Attach the Spanish Moss

    Using hot glue, attach the Spanish Moss to the front of the wreath form, covering completely.

  • 4 Attach the "Grateful" sign

    Hot glue the "Grateful" sign on each side and attach to the wreath form.

  • 5 Attach the leaves

    Using hot glue, attach the leaves to the wreath by alternating colors and shapes of leaves until the form is completely covered.

  • 6 Attach the acorns

    Attach the acorns to the leaves in various places using 3D foam squares which make the acorns "pop" out a bit on the wreath.

  • 7 Display on Thanksgiving

    Put extra leaves in a basket of choice along with a gold metallic pen for your guests to write their names on a leaf. Have the guest then place their leaf at their seat at the table as a place card. After the feast, each leaf can be added to the wreath using Glue Dots® and the wreath can then be displayed all season long as a memory of the special day!