Written by Kathleen Ballos of Snowdrop & Co
Whenever I bake a cake or pie, I can’t help but want to top it with some cute decorations. Since Thanksgiving dinner is all about the pie (well, for me it is!) I thought this simple laurel-wreath topper would be just perfect. Use whatever color crepe paper you like, or use neutrals to keep the look simple and modern.
Click through for the step-by-step instructions …
• Crepe paper (I used gold, black, and white)
• Gold paper (or alphabet stickers)
• Two wooden skewers
• Black floral tape
• Floral wire (about 10″ long)
• Hot glue gun
1. Cut small crepe-paper leaves about 1″ long and 1/2″ wide; you will need at least 14 leaves in each color.
2. Gently twist the base of each leaf, forming a small stem.
3. Use the floral tape to start attaching leaves onto the wire starting at one end, alternating leaf colors as you go.
4. Continue doing this until you’ve just less than halfway covered the floral wire (or used about 21 leaves) and cover a few more inches of the wire in floral tape.
5. Do the same thing on the other side of the wire and carefully bend the wire into a U shape, as shown.
6. If using gold paper, cut out letters to spell “GIVE THANKS” using a Cricut machine, alphabet punches, or with a craft knife; you can also use alphabet stickers. Lay the letters out to make sure they fit inside the wreath—these letters are about 1/2″ wide.
7. Use tiny dabs of glue to attach the letters onto pieces of string; each word (“GIVE” and “THANKS”) should have it’s own string.
8. Arrange the strung words so that they fit nicely in the wreath, and hot glue the strings to the back.
9. Hot glue the two wooden skewers onto either side of the wreath.
10. Place the topper onto your Thanksgiving pie!