DIY Basket Wreath for Thanksgiving

This DIY basket wreath for Thanksgiving is a new take on the fall wreath!  Try it out!  Aren't we all thankful?

Sometimes I stay up late, because my hubby is out playing poker with his friends.  Yes, that is a true statement.  And when I stay up late, I do things I usually wouldn’t.  This DIY basket wreath is one of those things.

I am always looking for fun new wreath ideas.  Honestly, I am a little obsessed, and think I may need to start selling them because I have so many.  I could change them out daily.

This DIY basket wreath was a really easy project.  The only iffy part was the lettering on the basket.  But we will get to that in a minute.

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Okay so you see this basket lid?  It was sans basket base.  I found it at a local thrift store and thought it would be great to hang on the wall with my basket collection…….it sad in my exercise room for about months.  Poor basket.


So, I flipped that baby over and had a revelation.  It was going to be a wreath.  And I am crazy enough to paint some script on the uneven basket weave!

I started by doing a light, rough sketch with my sharpie.  The sharpie couldn’t get into the cracks and that is why I resorted to a tiny paint brush.


I used a small, slightly stiff paint brush and just took my time.  I made sure to get into the cracks and get the look I wanted.  I really am so thankful.  It is almost Thanksgiving after all.  A month away!


The lettering is done.  I was so very proud of it.  So was Jimmy Fallon.  I swear in the late hours, binge watching him, he said “Sara, this wreath is so EWE”  which I took as a compliment.


I took some dollar store fall flowers and took the flowers off the bouquets for it was just the bunches of flowers.


See, like that.  ↑

I started gluing them to the bottom part of the basket.  Since they don’t have a solid place to glue them, I just held them down a bit and they stayed just fine.

Aren’t they cute?  I had to stop myself here.  I knew that if I kept going the wreath could turn from cute, to an assault on the eyes.


I glued two burlap strips to the back of the basket so I could hang it with ease, and they are a cute addition to boot!


What do you think of this non traditional DIY basket wreath?  I love those late night inspirations!  If I didn’t like sleep so much, I think I would do it every night.


I cant get over the way it looks with my door color.  The soft colors are exactly what I am into this fall.




I am really so thankful after all.  I am so incredibly thankful to all of you amazing readers that come by and take a little time out of your day to see what is happening here at Twelve On Main.  Some days may be crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I would also be so grateful if you were to share my DIY basket wreath.


This DIY basket wreath for Thanksgiving is a new take on the fall wreath!  Try it out!  Aren't we all thankful?

Now, go make yourself one!  Or wait a bit and mine may come up for sell, like I said…..I have too many.  Its a sickness really.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found something that inspires you.  I truly am grateful that you are here.  You are making my dream a reality each and every day.

Have a great day and remember….

be inspired


Are you looking for some other fun fall wreath ideas?  Its not too late! Check these babies out!

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Easy Chalkboard Wreath


Easy Fall Wreath


  1. LOVE your basket wreath…I am always looking for unique wreaths and this is the one!!! Thank you Sara…you are such an inspiration!

  2. I’m wondering what you’re doing with the lace in the embroidery hoop in the background of some of the photos. I don’t know what it is, but I like it already.

  3. I love the idea of using a flat basket/lid for a “wreathe! My lettering is AWFUL! I have used the Dollar Tree metal words, sometimes painted black!

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