Lauren Makk clever and fun way to give thanks.
DIY Gratitude Wreath
- Lightweight scrapbook paper
- Flat wreath form
- Wheat stalks
- Golden berries
- Gold cording
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paper cutter
- Cut sheets of scrapbook paper to size to create the cones. For the small cones, the exterior measurement is 5” x 5”, the interior 4 ½” x 4 ½”. For the large cones, the exterior measurement is 6” x 6” and the interior is 5 ½” x 5 ½”. Cut an equal amount of exterior and interior sheets. For a 12” wreath form you need about 25 cones each, but the number of cones depends on the size of the form and how tight you roll the cones. PRO-TIP: A paper cutter will make this part of the process much more convenient if you have one!
- Add a couple dabs of hot glue to secure an interior sheet centered face up to the plain backside of the exterior sheet. Repeat on each set of sheets.
- Roll the paper into cones, the smaller sheets into an ice cream cone shape with a pointed bottom and the larger into a cannoli cone shape with an open bottom. Add a dab of hot glue to secure in place.
- Glue the larger cones to the backside of the wreath. Crease the bottom flat a bit and use a generous amount of hot glue to secure.
- Attach the small cones to the front side of the wreath in between the larger cones visually.
- Fold the bottom of the smaller cones underneath the inner edge of the wreath form. Use a generous amount of hot glue to secure in place.
- Create the wheat accent pieces. Cut the tips of the wheat off and glue a berry to the bottom of each piece.
- Adhere the wheat tips in between each small cone with hot glue.
- Adhere gold cording around the inner edge of the wreath if desired. Measure out how much you need, cut to length. Use hot glue to secure along the inner edge.
- Cut some pieces of paper for your gratitude notes.
- Hang and enjoy!
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