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I currently have a Homemade Holiday series going on, but I certainly didn’t want to leave out Thanksgiving, so this is the first post in our Thrifty and Thankful series. We will be sharing several ideas to help you celebrate and prepare for Thanksgiving. First up in the series, is a homemade fall wreath shared by my sister-in-law Shauntel, who is a new contributor here on the blog. Enjoy!
I’ve always admired the wreaths hanging from my neighbors’ doors or in the craft stores, but never wanted to spend $30, $40, or more for a store bought wreath, that just seemed outrageous to me as a frugal mom. So I decided to save money this year by making my own wreath – and you can too!
A few things you will need are:
*1 wreath frame – I picked mine up at Dollar Tree for only $1.
*5-6 Small gourds – Again, I found a package of these up at my local dollar store and only paid about $1.25. I did find a package of gourds at Amazon
if you can’t find any locally.
Putting it all together:
There are two ways to approach that start of your wreath. You may simply wrap the garland around the wreath frame and use a hot glue gun to secure it where you want it. Or you may do as I did and remove the leaves off of the garland, position, and hot glue them into position.
The next step is to add the gourds. Again position them where you think looks best and secure with hot glue. If you wish, you may also add fall berries or glitter picks, ribbon, etc.
A few tips:
When glueing items onto your wreath, position the item as you would like it, add glue, then let it cool slightly before you move on to the next item or it may slide down or fall off before the glue has time to set. Also, the more leaves you put on the wreath the better it will turn out.
My Total Cost:$9.25 + tax