Giving Thanks Wreath

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Giving Thanks Wreath, front.

This family craft activity celebrates an attitude of gratitude during the season of Thanksgiving. The beautiful wreath created will add color to your home's autumn decorations and remind everyone of the reasons to feel thankful all year round.

  • Leaves of various sizes and shapes, collected outside
  • Pencil
  • Colored construction paper and/or scrapbook paper
  • One paper plate or piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Tacky glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon

1. Collect a handful of leaves in various shapes and sizes on a nice long autumn walk.

2. Back at home, trace the leaves onto colorful construction or scrapbook paper. Cut out.

3. On each leaf, have your child or children write one thing they are grateful for.

4. Take a paper plate and cut out a large circle in the middle, leaving 2 inches to the edge. This will be the base form of your wreath.

5. Paste the leaves around the circle.

6. Tie a bow with ribbon and attach to the bottom of the wreath.

7. Punch two holes at the top and string the ribbon through them to hang your wreath.

OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to or call 614-447-3445.