Thursday, November 17, 2011

burlap wreaths and gratitude pinboard

I mentioned in last week's post that I wanted to put together a few burlap wreaths for the Dining Room since Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  I finished both of them and here's how they came out:

Emily over at Jones Design first posted this tutorial and I have used her method now a few times to make big ruffly wreaths and they always come out great.  You can use any fabric and all you need is a wreath form, fabric, a few pins and a glue gun. 

 See the full tutorial {here}


On to the gratitude pin board. 

We already had this pin board in the workshop and we weren't using it for anything, so I figured we could just dress it up a bit and use it for our gratitude tags. 

I took a big spool of ribbon and with Mark's help {because the board is giant and awkward} we just wrapped it around the board, front and back to create stripes of ribbon and I used painter's tape every so often on the back to keep the ribbon in place.

We attach our nightly gratitude cards with mini clothespins and voila!  When Thanksgiving is over, I'll take the gratitude tags down and use it to display Christmas cards. 

I hope I inspired you to get your craft on!


  1. Where did you get the cards? Or did you make those too? I LOVE the idea of the gratitude board, and using it again for Christmas card display!

  2. Oh my love the wreaths..I want to make them and then add a little tothem for christmas after thanksgiving.....hope I can do it! Thanks for the inspiration !

  3. @I can download the free printable for the gratitude cards over at

  4. Love your gratitude board! Great idea to leave it for Christmas cards as well! I am going to go get a board this weekend. I have been looking for a new way to display pictures so I will be leaving it up and adding pictures after Christmas! Thanks!

  5. I love that Reid is thankful for his Wii! The board and wreath are amazing!!!

  6. I'm going to try the wreath this week if I get a free moment. LOVE it!!

  7. We made a gratitude garland using the same tags from jones design. I love this tradition. You wreathes look great!


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