Now that fall is in full swing, our minds have two modes: Halloween and Thanksgiving! We’ve already done so many Halloween crafts and creative projects because our kids adore the holiday more than anything, however, that we can’t help feeling like our house could use a little more DIY Thanksgiving charm to balance out the spooky. That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes open for awesome Thanksgiving wreath tutorials! Something about making door wreaths has always just felt so satisfying to us and we like to search for ways to make new ones each season.
If you’re feeling just as intrigued as we are, if not more, in the idea of making some pretty Thanksgiving door wreaths, check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Metallic acorns and pinecones with white leaves wreath
Are you the kind of aesthetic lover who adores creating something with a bit of blend and contrast to it? Then we have a feeling you just might be the perfect person to really appreciate the way DIY Network contrasted rustic elements like branches, pinecones, and acorns with the shine of metallic gold and silver paint. It adds just a bit of glamour, if you ask us!
2. Pretty fall potpourri wreath
Are you the kind of crafter who adores creating sensory based projects? By that, of course, we mean we love working on projects that involve some kind of physical and visual texture, but it’s an added bonus when we get to make something that has a distinct and wonderful smell as well! We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you, then, that we adored this dried fall potpourri wreath outlined step by step on Sweet Something Designs.
3. Indian corn Thanksgiving wreath
In your house, does Thanksgiving have a lot more to do with harvest than it does with the commercial holiday that has become quite so popular? Sure, we love the concept of taking a family moment to give thanks for our blessings, but we also have a family history of cultivating farmland, so we like teaching our kids to have appreciation for the harvest itself. That’s why we thought this stunning dried Indian corn wreath featured in detail on Boys, Bovines, and Blessings was such a lovely idea!
4. Cheap and easy paper flowers Thanksgiving wreath
If you’re going to make yourself a wreath that will greet guests as they enter your house this fall season, would you rather make it something that takes a little more patience and shows off your careful DIY skills to visitors? Then grab those magazines, newspapers, or books that were destined to be recycled and check out how Make Life Lovely used layered pages to make an entire Thanksgiving wreath covered in these adorable paper flowers!
5. DIY fall pom pom wreath
In the grand scheme of the crafting world, are you actually more of yarn enthusiast than anything else? We’ve long been lovers of knitting and crochet, so we’ve always got balls of yarn on hand for getting creative with. That’s why we adored this stunning fall colours yarn pom pom wreath outlined on Bluebird Vintage so much! Our kids even helped us making and attach the pom poms.
6. Angular paper leaves door wreath
Maybe you’ve always been more of a simple paper crafts lover despite being able to work with all kinds of things? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Fit, Crafty, Stylish, & Happy made this lovely fall leaves door wreath in just a few simple steps! We love the way they made the leaves look so angular and pointed for a bit of contemporary style.
7. Easy knotted fabric wreath
Did we catch your attention when we started talking about designs made with softer materials but yarn wasn’t really what you had in mind since you’re usually found working with fabrics? Well, if you happen to have a scraps bin on hand, then we think you’ll appreciate the way Shelterness dug out all the fall colours they could find, cut them into strips, and made this lovely knotted fabric wreath that has all kinds of fun texture to it.
8. Colourful crocheted fall wreath
Have we actually caught your attention so well with all this talk of yarn based crafts and crochet that now you can’t help wondering whether you might be able to simply… crochet your entire Thanksgiving door wreath? Then we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to see how Repeat Crafter Me did precisely that! We can’t get over how much we love the little crocheted pumpkins they added as well.
9. Simple fabric and felt autumn wreath
Just in case you’re still in the market for a wreath that’s made with softer materials but you’re just not sure that any of the options we’ve shown you so far have made you feel solidly convinced, here’s another design for your consideration! Check out how Lolly Jane made this fantastic fabric wrapped wreath with little felt flowers and embellishments in just a few simple steps.
10. Burlap and Scrabble tiles fall wreath
Have you actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how much you love the idea of making a design that’s a little bit rustic inspired along with being a celebration of the Thanksgiving season, but you just haven’t found anything yet that quite suits the picture in your head? Then maybe the inclusion of burlap will really take it there for you! We love the way Tater Tots and Jello made this wreath with burlap wrapping and spiralled burlap and fabric flowers, but we’re particularly fond of their use of wooden Scrabble tiles to add a seasonal message as well.
11. Whimsical twig, berry, and bow wreath
Maybe your idea of the perfect rustic Thanksgiving piece is actually one that’s a little more nature based, even if it features a bit of burlap as well? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along very well indeed with this wreath from Tidbits & Twine! Their tutorial shows you how to make the frame from twigs and leaves and then decorate it with berries, flowers, and even a bow.
12. Thom the Turkey tulle wreath
Are you actually the kind of crafter who almost always prefers to make something silly, funny, and really eye catching? Then maybe you’d rather make your wreath look like a character instead! We’re basically obsessed with this hilarious little Thom the Turkey wreath outlined step by step on Baby Rabies, as well as the way they made the tail feathers from knotted pieces of tulle.
13. Thankfulness leaves wreath
Are you actually still scrolling through our list and thinking about how much you really enjoyed the idea of making a paper leaf wreath of some kind, but you’d rather do something a little more homey looking than the modern pointed leaf design you saw a little earlier on our list? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Sprinkle Some Fun made this wreath featuring slightly more rounded leaves, each one adorned with something their family is thankful for. We love the idea of this wreath as a teaching tool melded with a crafting project for the kids.
14. Balled yarn Thanksgiving turkey wreath
Have you actually made it this far in the list and found yourself feeling rather torn between the ideas of making your wreath with felt, burlap, or yarn? Well, who ever said that you have to choose between them? Instead, we’d suggest taking a look at how Sugar Bee Crafts combined the three to make this adorable embellished wreath that features a funny little turkey made from a ball of yarn and some felt, nestled on top of burlap wrapping.
15. Fall leaves initial door hanger
Are you very into the idea of making a door hanger that will greet your guests throughout the Thanksgiving season, but you just can’t help wondering whether there are other options regarding shape than just a circle? Well, if you’ve ever been a big monogram enthusiast like us, then we have a feeling this leaf covered initial wreath idea outlined step by step on The Thrifty Abode might be a little more up your alley!
Have you made other kinds of awesome DIY Thanksgiving door wreaths in previous years that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!