Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All That Glitters Thanksgiving Wreath

Can you believe it’s November?! Me either. I’m very excited because it’s exactly three weeks until our son comes home from college for Thanksgiving. Not that I’m counting the 21 days until then or anything.

I don’t even try to fight my paper addiction. I know who will lose. I found this superfantasticawesomewonderful glitter cardstock at JoAnn’s. I don’t even know the brand, but it came in metallic gold, silver, and bronze. MUST HAVE (and yes, I got all of the colors)! Then of course the question was what to do with it.
Glitter Turkey Wreath
I decided on a wreath but I also decided I wanted one to hang from a mirror above our fireplace. I wanted one that was not too bulky or heavy. I was wandering around Michaels (they’re going to start charging me rent) and found these in the floral aisle:
Perfect! Headed home and cut out a bajillion oak leaves on my Cricut Expression ( Doodlecharms cart)  from my glittered cardstock in gold and bronze ( actually about 36 ) and sat down with my hot glue gun.  My leaves are 4” and 3 1/2 “. I alternated the colors of the larger leaves around the wreath form and then took one of each color of the smaller leaves, glued them together and then stuck them on using foam dots because I wanted some depth. Finished off with these glittered turkey embellishments by Recollections that matched the brown cardstock perfectly!
Glitter Turkey Closeup
Haven’t hung it on my mirror yet because Halloween’s still up!
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Unknown said...

November is here yep... Crazy! Oh the glittery-ness of it all... So lovely Carol!

Unknown said...

Adorable! I love that with Halloween done, we have another season to decorate for!

Our Hopeful Home said...

You are SO Talented!


Jennifer said...

It's awesome!! You never cease to amaze!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Such a pretty wreath! I love the glitter leaves!

Shelley said...

Your wreath is amazing!

Netty said...

Loving your wreath and your great ideas, am sure it really glistens beautifully. x

lindalou said...

Great wreath. I love it. I feel a Joann's visit coming on. I could use a November wreath for my door. Need to replace the pumpkin. (Not that a pumpkin can't work in November too.)

Thanks for your kind words as well. I am really trying to go with the "new door opens" feeling over the closing door.

Reeceloui said...

This is really do nice work and different pattern.This is give something new creation.

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Linda Beeson said...

What a great project! LOVE the glitter on the leaves. And, with a name like you have for your blog, this has to be a wonderful place.

Unknown said...

This is so pretty and you know I love the bling :)

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Great wreath! And of course you're supposed to get a great find in every color possible!

Jenn Erickson said...

Love the glitter, the layered leaves, and the glittered turkeys too! Such a beautifully composed Thanksgiving wreath, Carol!