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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Autumn Welcome

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Nov 5, 2015 3:07:55 PM

Autumn Welcome
When Halloween is behind us and the candy has all been eaten and the costumes are packed away, don’t forget to celebrate fall! One easy way to transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving is to hang a nature-inspired wreath on the front door or entry.

I found a grapevine wreath with dried leaves and berries at Goodwill for $3.99. The decorations had seen better days, but when removed, the wreath was perfect.

I picked up a spool of burlap ribbon printed in fall colors and a floral spray with wood discs from a craft store. At Goodwill I purchased silk flowers and leaves for a few dollars. The only other things I needed were a glue gun, brown floral wire and a Sharpie marker.

Gather up the ribbon to make a large bow. Hold it together with the floral wire. Attach it to the wreath with additional wire. Set the wreath on the table with the bow at “10 o’clock.” Arrange and glue the dried leaves and silk flowers to the wreath with the hot glue gun.

I separated the wood discs from the spray and wired them together, garland style. I had enough to write “Give Thanks,” one letter per disc.

Make sure you allow extra wire at each end so you can tie it to the wreath. Hang it on your front door, on a window, or even over the mantel. It’s a lovely way to welcome family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, home decor, home decor expert Merri Cvetan, fall decor, DIY fall decor

  • Autumn Wreath
    An easy way to transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving is to hang a nature-inspired wreath on the front door or entry.
  • Autumn Welcome
    I found a grapevine wreath with dried leaves and berries at Goodwill for $3.99.
  • Autumn Welcome
    The decorations had seen better days, but when removed, the wreath was perfect.
  • Autumn Welcome

    I picked up a spool of burlap ribbon printed in fall colors and a floral spray with wood discs from a craft store. At Goodwill I purchased silk flowers and leaves for a few dollars. The only other things I needed were a glue gun, brown floral wire and a Sharpie marker.

  • Autumn Welcome
    Gather up the ribbon to make a large bow. Hold it together with the floral wire. Attach it to the wreath with additional wire. Set the wreath on the table with the bow at “10 o’clock.” Arrange and glue the dried leaves and silk flowers to the wreath with the hot glue gun.
  • Autumn Welcome
    I separated the wood discs from the spray and wired them together, garland style. I had enough to write “Give Thanks,” one letter per disc.
  • Autumn Welcome

    Make sure you allow extra wire at each end so you can tie it to the wreath. Hang it on your front door, on a window, or even over the mantel. It’s a lovely way to welcome family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner.