November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Wreath

As November winds down and grows closer to the Thanksgiving holiday I like to think of everything I have to be thankful for. Frankly the list goes on and on. I feel so blessed in this last year that words can not express. I am not rich but I am full of hope for the future. I am not poor but I am joyful in what I do have.
No matter who you are and what circumstances you have lived though you can always find something to be thankful for. Even if it is just the shirt on your back.

This year for thanksgiving I will be spending it with some dear friends who are more like family then some of my actual family. I cherish the time I get to spend with them even if it is just grabbing a cup of coffee. For dinner I am going to be making some desserts. I am still working on it so check back in the next day or so. In the mean time I did get some decorating done around my house. I first made an autumn wreath about a month ago but decided I wanted something a little more Thanksgivingish, so here it is!

You will need:

A Wreath base ( I got mine at the dollar store)

Hemp twine

Hot glue and gun

Feathers (I used pheasant)

Buttons or other things to decorate with

I chose to use two different sized wreathes tied together with hemp twine. You can also wrap the twine around the entire wreath if you want to to help keep the shape of the wreath.

I recommend sketching out where you want to place everything, because once you start gluing it is very difficult to change things.

Start with the farthest feathers first. Glue in groups of three alternating colors or shapes. This gives interest to the wreath and helps draw your eye into the center of the feathers.

As your work toward the center, decrease the size of the feathers.
***Trimming the length of the feathers or removing some
of the more fine feathers away from the ends
helps thin out the bulk of each feather***

You can add buttons or other embellishments in the center or at the end of each feather grouping.

I chose to alternate colors and decrease the size of each layer of feathers to suite my own taste but please try other methods to meet your own ideas.

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