Gold Leaf DIY Thankful Tree

Gold Leaf DIY Thankful Tree

The holidays have arrived. Thanksgiving is around the corner and here is something that you can make fast, inexpensively, and easily! This is my Gold Leaf DIY Thankful Tree Flower Arrangement, just perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. I literally curated, purchased, and made this beauty in one afternoon with supplies found at the dollar store, local retail shops, and with items I re-purposed from home. All I had to do was style it and put it all together!

DIY Thankful Tree Tutorial- Flower Arrangement SWEET HAUTE

I couldn’t find natural or faux branches that I needed to make a Gold Leaf DIY Thankful ‘Tree’ so instead I created a flower arrangement ‘tree’ that included flowers that are similar to wood branches in appearance and height. Then I added the rest of the elements to complete the look. There is a complete source list at the bottom of post. This DIY tutorial is fun, easy, and customizable. You can make it too, and I’ll show you how…keep reading.

DIY Thankful Tree Flower Arrangement Tutorial- SWEET HAUTE

4 Flower Stems
4 Eucalyptus Stems
2 Greenery Stems
3 Ornamental Corn
3 Mini Red Ornamental Corn
– gold glitter
Scissors/ Xacto Knife / Craft Cutter
Bakers Twine

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This thankful tree was so easy and fun to make in so little time. I really like how the gold leaves glisten giving a little pop of color and interest to the overall flower arrangement. I took this thankful tree DIY project to a Thanksgiving Feast I was invited to, it was fun to hang all the notes and thankful thoughts on the tree with everyone. It was an enjoyable activity to do together before we ate lunch!


Step 1: Gather Supplies and cut out leaves from your favorite cardstock. I used Gold Glitter card stock for my leaves. You can use the free printable leaf image here. Cut the leaf shapes with your craft cutter, Xacto knife, or good pair of scissors.

free printable image leaf


Step 2: Insert the large ornamental corn first into vase, then hold steady while you place your mini ornamental corn to ‘stabilize’ the large ornamental corn.

Thanksgiving centerpiece diy tutorial craft idea

Step 3: Add your tallest stem branches into the center of the large ornamental corn. Then surround and fill in with your eucalyptus stem branches and greenery stem branches.

Gold leaf thankful tree flower arrangement diy tutorial idea craft project - SWEET HAUTE

Step 4: Tie a gorgeous ribbon around the vase with some twine and you are almost set for a beautiful and unique Thanksgiving table centerpiece.

Step 5: To finish the leaves, use the toothpick to punch a hole through the cardstock and thread some bakers twine or string through, tie and done. Hang them on tree or keep them in a bunch with a pen handy near by.

Gold leaf thankful tree idea- SWEET HAUTE


Source List:
Orchid Stems- Dollar Store
Eucalyptus Stems- Dollar Store
Greenery Stems- Dollar Store
Vase- TJ Maxx, free
Ribbon- free, originally from Michael’s
Twine- free, Walmart, utility section
Ornamental Corn- grocery store
Gold Gitter Cardstock- Michaels
Bakers Twine- free, originally Michaels

DIY Thankful Tree Flower Arrangement Tutorial- SWEET HAUTE

 Enjoy! I hope that you like this post and that it was helpful to you in some way. Please leave a comment below to let me know you have visited. Thank you so much for visiting, let me know if you have questions. Have a thankful day!!! 🙂
~Be Sweet
Sweetest Haute
La Dolce Vita…’the sweet life
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