Thankful Bucket Garland...A Thanksgiving Family Tradition

Thankful Bucket Garland...A Thanksgiving Family Tradition

Fall is a time for slowing down, enjoying incredible weather and time with friends! This year we started a couple of new family traditions. Today we are going to show you how to create this adorable fall, Thankful Bucket Garland. This project is perfect for creating an interactive way for your family and friends to express their thanks and gratitude during this Thanksgiving season. Simply leave little notes of thanks and gratitude in the sweet buckets!

Thankful Bucket Garland


What a perfect way to celebrate the season of fall! Each little bucket can be filled with little notes on what you and your family are thankful for!

Let's get started with the thankful bucket garland tutorial....

Supplies Needed for Thankful Bucket Garland...

Thankful bucket garland

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Floral Wire

Adhesive Hooks

2 9ft Twig Garlands

2 6ft Oak Leaf Garlands

Chipboard Alphabet Letters

Chocoalte Brown Extra Fine Glitter

Martha Stewart Glitter Glue

Wood Spring Clothes Pins 

8 Metal Buckets

Faux Maple Leaves Burlap

Simply stretch out your two twig garlands and attach to your mantel. We used adhesive hooks. You will need to play around with the loops in the garland to get the look you want. We wired some of the loops together to get the garland to hang the way we wanted...

Thankful Bucket Garland


Take your two leaf garlands and wind them through the twig garlands. Don't worry about bare spaces, we will take care of that in another step...

Thankful Bucket garland


Apply the  glitter to your chipboard letters { THANKFUL } using the Martha Stewart Glitter Glue and allow to dry. While they are drying, trace some leaf shapes or use a die cut machine to cut out leaf shapes out of your burlap. Glue the burlap leaf shapes to the front of the  buckets with your glue gun...

Thankful Bucket Garland


Look how sweet all your buckets are after attaching all the letters with your glue gun...

Thankful garland


Next, attach the buckets to the garland with the clothes pins...

Thankful Bucket Garland


Attach leaves with your glue gun on the twig garland where you have some bare spots...this is the fun part where you can make it your own! We also added a few burlap leaves to the garland as well...

thankful bucket garland


That is it! Now your mantel is ready for the fall with this fall thankful bucket garland and what a special way to celebrate with your family!

Thankful bucket garland


A perfect accent for my fall decor!

Thankful Bucket Garland


We just love this time of year and hope that you can start some new family traditions with your own family and friends this year. Did you catch our other new tradition... our little "Thankful Turkey"? We would love for you to check him out!

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