This week is crazy busy for me, I am almost certain I need no explanation, the One room challenge
says it all. So I am going to jump right in, I have talked a lot about my blogging friends. They are amazing woman with equal talent and kindness. They are my kind of people, the kind that happily talk about home decor, and share crafting tips.
We also challenge each other in fun ways with home decor. The past few weeks there has been a challenge going on Instagram (you can follow me here)
. The challenge is Home for the Fallidays
, each week it is a different theme. You all can jump in and play along as well on Instagram, which is the best part of it. Anyways, this week we decided to shake things up a little and decided to make a quick project and post with the theme of Thanksgiving.
How amazing are their ideas? You will be able to click over to their blogs at the bottom of this post. Mine is not specifically Thanksgiving, I decided to go with the fall aspect of Thanksgiving and getting my home ready for the festivities. I made a simple fall paper leaf wreath.
I selected some different colored paper. I went with brown and orange because that is very Thanksgiving specific. Then I added some gray and turquoise because this is my home and I am obsessed with those colors.
I used two sheets of each color and cut out a ton of paper shaped leaves. I also felt the need to add one sheet of paper that was a cream color. Just a few accent leaves.
Here is my absolutely perfect and round wreath form. Only the best around here, I am a pro…. This is just proof that decorating your home for the holidays does not have to be a big production. Some cardboard, glue and paper will give you a simple fall wreath. The magic of DIY is strong this time of year!
I took my hot glue gun and glued down one end of the leaves. Going row by row and placing the leaves sporadically. Making sure to not repeat colors too often. I only glued down one side which allowed me to place the next row of leaves under the previous row. Giving the layered look.
Going around the fancy wreath form, keeping them all going in one direction.
Until it was done! This was a really quick and easy project.
I did go through after all was glued and folded a few to have them pop up more. Giving just a little more detail and dimension.
I used some tape and stuck it to my newly created wood pallet wall art in my dining room. You can find that full tutorial here.
This wreath added just a little fall fun to my dining room. Making my home ready for family on Thanksgiving! I really liked the addition of turquoise and gray into the wreath, it made it a little left of traditional.
I love this time of year, I am a people person, getting together with family. laughing, talking, eating, it is all wonderful. Fun random fact, my Step-Mom’s family is who we always spend Thanksgiving with and every year there is at least 3 desserts. When Nora was in preschool her Teachers asked what we all eat for Thanksgiving. Intending the kids to say Turkey, Nora shouted out “dessert!” It is what has stuck out to her.
This time of year is also a fun time to decorate the home. I do get a little whiplash from all of the changing of the decor themes. Creating a wreath like this will see me through Halloween and Thanksgiving. A double whammy of pretty!
Be sure to head over to my friends Thanksgiving crafts, and follow me on Instagram so you can play along in the Home for the Fallidays challenge!
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? How many desserts do you usually have?