Give Thanks

Without any hesitation all the Halloween decorations were taken down and packed away for next year. On to the next holiday! The stores seem to forget there’s a holiday in November- the Thanksgiving decorations are slim next to none.  Motivation for a DIY project!

I searched through Michael’s and piece by piece I found everything I needed for the perfect Thanksgiving decoration.

What you need:

  • Two bundles of dried wheat
  • 1 small cornucopia
  • 1 package of autumn vegetables(found at Michael’s or Target!)
  • Two vases of any size
  • Vase fillers- pumpkin gems and clear gems
  • Gold ribbon
  • Unfinished square wood blocks(1 inch or 1 1/2 inch)
  • Acrylic paint and paintbrushes

Some of the essentials

Autumn vegetables

The fun part was painting the blocks. I used Lara’s Crafts 1 inch unfinished square blocks. I drilled a small hole through the top of each, just big enough for the string to fit through.

Wood blocks

Block color: Craft smart- burnt sienna

Writing: Americana- sand

Painted blocks

Let the blocks dry (~30 minutes) and then string across gold ribbon. Leave enough ribbon on each side to tie around a vase.

Letters on gold ribbon

I filled the bottom of the vases with a mix of pumpkin gems and clear gems. It’s easier to hold the bundle of dried wheat in the vase first, and then place all the gems around.

Pretty vases

Now it’s just a matter of placing everything together! Use the vases to hold up the block letters. Arrange the autumn vegetables in the cornucopia- place on a charger for extra color(I love these gold ones)! Top it off with a bow around the cornucopia too!

Give thanks!



  1. OMG!!!! SUPER CUTE!!!! must do this for the office! 🙂

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