Welcome to the holiday season everyone!
Halloween costumes and decorations were packed up this morning in gleeful anticipation of Thanksgiving. I hate the blitz to Christmas and the rush to throw red and green up too soon. Because there are so, so many things to be thankful for. And I know that for me, the more time I spend focusing on my blessings and the spirit of Thanksgiving, the more likely I am to remember the true spirit of Christmas.
So … first up on the Thanksgiving decorating agenda?
I made this little beauty with the last of my gleaned wheat and some scrap chocolate satin.
Two tones of wheat were hot glued in a chevron pattern to give this little frame some fun pattern and texture.
The edges on the outside …
… and inside of the frame were covered with a double layer of wheat.
I was going to print off a quote or picture on scrapbook paper and tape it to the back (which would look great), but I decided to leave it open and tie a simple ribbon bow from scraps.
And don’t worry if you don’t have any gleaned wheat laying around. Any dried flowers, seed pods, weeds or even wheat from the craft store would work. You could also get a similar look by skipping organics all together and using two tones of burlap or muslin. Hey, rock what ya got, right?
A quick bow and a cheapie thumb tack later … welcome Thanksgiving.
This little half wall next to my computer is the perfect spot for this holiday frame .
Tomorrow I’ll show you what I put beneath the frame to finish off the wall.
Until tomorrow … (Edited to add)
Here’s the link to the Thanksgiving subway art I added below the frame HERE:
Hey thanks guys!
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