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How to Make a Thanksgiving Wreath with Fun Material

The secret, fun ingredient for this Thanksgiving wreath are the jumbo chenille stems!! Chenille stems—also known as pipe cleaners—aren’t the first thing that come to mind when creating a bow. But check it out!! They’re unique and easy to work with. Try them as you create this Thanksgiving wreath.

Here’s the supplies you’ll need:

Thanksgiving Wreath with Chenille Stems

Supplies for Thanksgiving Wreath

Let’s make the Thanksgiving wreath:

  1. Fold bow wire in half and put it in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Bowdabra Gold
  2. Layer the satin and raffia ribbons in the Bowdabra, beginning with the satin ribbon.Layer Ribbons in Bowdabra
  3. Cut the jumbo chenille stems in half.
  4. Coil the chenille stems around a large knitting needle, dowel rod, or skewer. Gently pull in the ends of the curled stems to expand them a bit.Coil Chenille Stem Around Dowel
  5. Add the jumbo chenille stems to the Bowdabra, then add the regular ones.Layer Chenille Stems in Bowdabra
  6. Compress the ribbons with the wand.Compress Ribbons with Wand
  7. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Tie a knot on the reverse side. Leave the wire ends long for attaching the bow to the wreath.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  8. Fluff the bow and make adjustment to individual loops or coils.Fluff Bow
  9. Print the “Thankful” graphic and cut out. Use hot glue to secure the graphic to the back of the wreath.Glue Graphic to Back of Wreath
  10. Hot glue the pompom to the center of the bow.Glue Pompom to Center of Bow
  11. Use the long wire ends to tie the bow to the Thanksgiving wreath.Thanksgiving Wreath (Instagram)

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