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Lauren Makk - DIY Gratitude Wreath

Lauren Makk clever and fun way to give thanks.
DIY Gratitude Wreath
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Thanksgiving

MATERIALS:

  • Lightweight scrapbook paper
  • Flat wreath form
  • Wheat stalks
  • Golden berries
  • Gold cording
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Optional:
    • Paper cutter

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Attach the small cones to the front side of the wreath in between the larger cones visually.
  6. 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.
  7. Create the wheat accent pieces. Cut the tips of the wheat off and glue a berry to the bottom of each piece.
  8. Adhere the wheat tips in between each small cone with hot glue.
  9. 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.
  10. Cut some pieces of paper for your gratitude notes.
  11. Hang and enjoy!

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