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How to Make a Blessings Wreath

A few weeks ago, I was working with a colleague and friend at a local elementary school. You may have noticed by now, I have lots of different jobs. We were in a classroom speaking with a teacher and some thing she had displayed on the wall really caught my attention. Autumn leaves in shades of oranges, golds and browns were plastered all over the wall with these words, “Enjoy fall before it leaves.”

Wow, right? That totally hit me in the gut. I know you guys are busy too. You’re trying to juggle everyone’s schedule, driving the mom taxi, doing laundry after everyone’s gone to bed and you just.need.five.minutes. of peace and quite. So you sit down with your five minutes and get on Instagram or Pinterest and realize that everyone is already getting ready for Christmas and at the time you haven’t even bought your Halloween candy yet much less put together a shopping list for Thanksgiving. I’m right there with you, the expectations to have it all perfectly together does seem a little much this time of year.

After finishing my work in the classroom, I came home and looked at my gratitude journal. Yikes – I’m going to be honest here, it’s missing a few weeks worth of entries. I used to do it every morning and it fell to the wayside for a hot minute like my workout routine. But I really want to get back on track so I decided to make an easy blessings wreath. I’m placing it right near the front door so every time I walk in and out of the house, I’ll be reminded to slow down, take a breath and enjoy the awesome things that are happening right now. This wreath is so simple to make it almost doesn’t need directions. Here’s how it all came together…

I’m making this wreath with 26 leaves (November 1-November 26/Thanksgiving Day) but you could make it as long as you like. I used bits of vintage wallpaper, I already had on hand but you could also use card stock or scrapbook papers as well. You’ll need one set of leaves for each participant.

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Next you’ll need to free hand a leaf, find a free leaf pattern online or use an inexpensive wooden leaf as your pattern like I used.

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Trace the leaf pattern with a pencil

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and carefully use scissors to cut out the leaf. Scissors are sharp so use caution.

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Place the leaves, a pencil or pen and scotch tape in a bowl near the area you want to create the wreath.

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I’m placing my wreath on the mirror by the front door. Each day I’ll take one leaf out of the bowl and write one blessing from the day.

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Then, I’ll tape the leaf to the mirror. This is what my wreath looked like on day 3.

Here’s how it will look on day 26. I decided to do a square wreath pattern but you could just as easily do a round one too. The more participants you have the fuller your wreath will be.

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Creating a blessings wreath is something the entire family can do together. It doesn’t have to be perfect or expensive or time consuming – it just has to come from the heart.

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See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my Thanksgiving Inspired Tablescape in the dining room.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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11 Comments

  1. Great idea CoCo! The tune..”slow down, you move too fast” is coming to mind. Remember that you are a blessing to us and we are thankful for your friendship, encouragement, support and love. Rock on….

    1. You ladies give me the giggles! I swear, you’re like a walking juke (sp) box and always have just the right song at the ready. Thanks so much for your kind words, I feel the same way about the two of you. Lots of hugs, CoCo

  2. I’m with you! This time of year feels so rushed trying to cram it all in. This blessing wreath is such a great idea! Going to try one for my kitchen. Have a blessed day friend!

    1. I’m so with you, Angie, the need to slow down and just enjoy each moment is what got me the most. I don’t want to rush from one season to the next. I’m so excited you’re going to give this wreath a go in your kitchen. Big hugs, Coco

  3. GERRI DENISE DAGOSTINO says:

    HI I ALSO LIVE IN FL. & WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR THIFT SYORE & HOPE YOU CAN DISCLOSE THAT INFORMATION AS WE HAVE FAMILY IN N. FL. BEING FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY & WANT TO SHOP THERE & SEE WHAT TREASURE I CAN PICK UP ! LOL THANK YOU & YOUR BLOG AS IT IS A JEWEL TO HAVE FOUND YOU ! SINCERELY GERRI DAGOSTINO

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Gerri! The Pickers Market is a retail space comprised of over 35 different vendors. It’s located in Fernandina Beach, FL at 201 Alachua Street. I hope you find some great treasures, Coco

    1. Thank you, Kimm, we’ve had a good time with it so far. I can’t wait to get to day 26. Hugs, CoCo

  4. Coco, I love your blessings wreath and from the picture had no idea you make it with paper. IT’s fabulous and such a great idea for all members of the family to join in. xo Lisa

    1. Thank you, Lisa! I’ve been really working on my photography skills this year. It’s day 13 for me and sometimes knowing that I have to right something down is the only thing that keeps me from having total grumpy pants moments 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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