Going a little nuts?...

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?! I am so excited to have family home for the long weekend. I will not be hosting the Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, but I am planning to prepare some favorite family recipes to enjoy throughout the weekend. The BIG question—do I cook a turkey? With lots of us having a full plate of cooking and entertaining, I have a super simple wreath project for you this week.

I was inspired to create this wreath by the memory of the bowl of nuts and nutcrackers that always sat on my grandmother Mimi’s coffee table each Thanksgiving! As a child I enjoyed cracking the nuts open, but not eating them…

The supplies for the wreath are simple:

  • Foam wreath form
  • Assorted nuts in their shells
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

I created the wreath on a flat surface, which helped me with placement of the nuts on the form. I  wanted to ensure the wreath would hang flat against the wall when it is displayed. Take your time filling in the wreath, randomly mixing the large and small nuts together. I placed small nuts in an additional layer to fill random bare spots.

I love the dimensional effect—uneven texture—the different size nuts create. This wreath would also be a perfect addition to your Christmas decor, just swap out the bow!

Share a photo of your wreath or other Thanksgiving decorations in the comments below or by tagging @TUliving on Facebook and @tu_living on Twitter and Instagram. I’d love to take some inspiration from your home for next year!