Thanksgiving wreath ideas – 15 tips for stylishly festive decorations

1. Add Greenery To Fall Hues

Colors like berry red, burnt orange and amber are synonymous with fall holidays, but can start to feel unoriginal season after season. Keep the autumnal feeling, but add a fresh twist by mixing classic fall hues with sage-colored greenery and pops of violet and purple.

2. Layer Branches And Berries

This full and festive wreath looks fancy, but it's actually a simple Thanksgiving craft idea. To make this fall wreath, start with a wreath base made of twigs, which can typically be purchased at a craft or hobby store. Then, push stems of faux fall foliage into the wreath base, securing with floral wire or hot glue. Repeat the process for faux florals and berries, then finish off your creation with a bow.

3. Decorate With Dried Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are generally thought of as a summer flower, but dried versions are just as beautiful during the rest of the year. The muted greens, browns and purples of dried hydrangeas are a lovely complement to classic fall tones like rich browns and deep oranges, and serve as a beautiful base for a Thanksgiving wreath. Choose to embellish the blooms with berries, feathers, and twigs, or let them shine on their own.

4. Bring In The Fall Foliage

Get inspired by the colors of fall with this autumn-leaf wreath, which doubles as an easy Thanksgiving craft for kids. For durability, the version above was made with vinyl sheets and a vinyl cutting machine, making it appropriate for hanging outdoors. If you don't own a vinyl cutter, however, you can simply trace leaves onto stiff fabric or cardstock and attach them to a store-bought wreath form with a hot glue gun. For longevity, keep paper or fabric versions inside.

5. Celebrate With A Symbol Of Thanksgiving

Corn is the ultimate symbol of the fall harvest, which makes a dried maize wreath the perfect Thanksgiving decor, whether you plan to hang it on the wall, or use it as part of your Thanksgiving centerpiece (just add a vase of flowers or a glass hurricane with a pillar candle in the center of the wreath). Multicolored stalks add an eclectic flair, or choose one or two shades that match your Thanksgiving table setting.

6. Get Creative And Make Your Own

Not only is a wreath one of the best Thanksgiving decorations, it’s one that you can make totally unique to your home with a little bit of DIY know-how.

7. Add A Wreath To Your Table Setting

'Wreaths aren’t just for your front door, nor are they even confined to the walls – use them to make your Thanksgiving table decor ideas feel extra special too,' says Lucy. The dining table is, after all, the center of the action on the big day, and adding wreaths to the back of your guests’ chairs or to their place settings makes each seat feel thought-through and important.

8. Fill Your Design With Feathers

The star of the day is almost always the turkey, nudging elbows with your Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas for rapturous attention at the all-important dinner table. Game birds, however, are also a favored symbol of autumnal feasting – and the rust-colored, striped plumage of the pheasant makes for a gorgeous addition to holiday decor.

9. Reflect The Outdoor World In Your Indoor Wreaths

Wreaths can, of course, work as well as indoor fall decor ideas as they do for our front doors. But they should always be used as a vehicle for bringing the outdoors in.

10. Pepper Your Home With Pops Of Color

Wrapping our homes up in warming fall color schemes would be the ideal way to welcome in the holiday season – but for most of us, repainting the house is a little beyond our capacity. Instead, consider using your Thanksgiving decorations to add pops of autumnal color to spaces throughout your home. Create a collection of smaller wreaths that are rich in color – like this red berry example – and run them through different rooms of the house to create a cohesive look. Back up the color injection with throws and cushions in a similar shade.

11. Add Sophisticated Sparkle To Your Home

While Thanksgiving decor doesn’t tend to be quite as jazzy as its Christmas equivalent, introducing a little bit of subtle sparkle is a great way to hail the start of the holiday season. Combining the man-made luxe effect of metallics with Thanksgiving’s celebration of nature’s bounty can be tricky, but it can work with a gentle touch. In this wreath, foliage reimagined in soft matte gold and copper tones adds a luxurious touch to the traditional use of organic motifs and materials.

12. Go Big

Fall wreath ideas look great all season long – but if you want to upgrade them for the special occasion, go big for your Thanksgiving edition. In this example, an indoor wreath is not only so wide in diameter that it takes up at least half the door’s width, but it also sports a tail of fern leaves that drapes to the floor. What holds its size back from feeling too brash or imposing is the wreath’s relaxed design, organic style, and subtle use of color.

13. Stay On Trend With Eucalyptus

‘With sage green shades on the rise, dip your toe into the trend with eucalyptus,’ says Donohue. ‘Eucalyptus is a neutral filler that works well with all other floral colour palettes of your choosing while carrying you through the whole season. Whether you opt for fresh, dried or artificial, you can style single stems in narrow neck vases for delicate detailing or gather a whole bundle into a rustic basket for a cozy, homely feel.’

14. Pair Your Mantel Decor With Your Wreath

Gathering round the fire after a turkey dinner is the ideal way to spend Thanksgiving’s waning hours – so make your fireplace looks the part. Wreaths are an excellent seasonal addition to your over-fireplace decor, but to really make sure the overall effect looks considered, make an impact by tying your fall mantel ideas into the scheme. In this cozy living room, a large pine-based wreath is peppered with pine cones, delicate florals, autumn leaves and fairy lights – the mantel garland below is decorated just the same, and creates a real centerpiece to the room.

15. Incorporate Tons Of Texture

The best thing about fall’s natural bounty is that it can be so visually varied – from crunchy orange leaves to jewel-like red berries, from spiked pine cones to bulbous pumpkins. Be sure, then, that your Thanksgiving wreath is filled with a variety of textures in order to fully celebrate the season. This wreath includes around a dozen different types of organic components, and features a rough, relaxed edge to allow the silhouettes of each to make their presence felt.

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