I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks until Thanksgiving. After Christmas, Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday! I love that we have one day devoted to eating, drinking and, most importantly, celebrating with family and friends. I know a lot of people stress out about the cooking, cleaning and entertaining involved with Thanksgiving but I for one love the preparation involved! I don’t mind spending the day in the kitchen cooking, maybe because I find cooking to be quite relaxing (it probably also helps that I have a glass of wine in hand while cooking!). And, I love that we’re basically eating all day! This year, my sister-in-law and her family will be celebrating Thanksgiving with us. This year is also special because it is the first Thanksgiving in our new house. Therefore, I want to make it spectacular.
I plan to decorate our house with festive Thanksgiving décor (of course) but I also want to ensure that the most important room in the house for this wonderful holiday is extra special. With that in mind, one of my main focuses will be the dining chairs. I don’t think chairs receive enough attention so I plan to change that. In this post, I will show you how to make a wreath that is made of burlap ribbon for the chairs. I think it adds elegance to the room and ties the burlap, silver and gold theme that I chose very nicely. It does take some time to make, especially if you plan to make one wreath for each chair, but I absolutely love the final result and I hope you do too!
You will need the following supplies:
2” burlap wired ribbon (or any colored wire ribbon)
6” grapevine wreath form
Cut 20 pieces of the ribbon each approximately 10 inches.
Make a bow with a piece of the ribbon and secure with the twine.
Fold the ribbon as shown in the picture and wrap with the twine.
Follow steps 2 and 3 until all of the ribbon is used. I usually use 3 pieces of very long twine in order to secure all of the bows. You can also make the bows individually instead of creating a garland.
With a new piece of twine, place the ribbon on the wreath form by wrapping the twine around the ribbon and wreath.
Layer the next piece of ribbon onto the wreath form and continue to secure by wrapping the twine around the wreath. You can also use a glue gun to secure the ribbon.
Make sure the wreath is completely covered with the ribbons.
All done! I hope you love the chairs as much as I do!
I also used a different ribbon to hang onto the chairs for contrast.