Thanks-Giving and DIY Gratitude Ornaments

Thanksgiving is the holiday when we pause to reflect on the many blessings we are grateful to enjoy. That heart filled with thankfulness was something originator Wally Bronner embodied 365 days a year, and it was an attitude of gratitude that he wished to inspire in everyone he met.

So in that spirit, we share a few decorating ideas to make this Thanksgiving extra special!

DIY Ornaments

Watch our video tutorial on how to create these heart-felt gratitude ornaments.

For a variation, choose a Gift With Personal-ity™ for your guests! Place their names within the clear ornaments and display them at each place setting on an ornament stand. Bronner’s carries these ornaments in two sizes; choose from our smaller-sized set of 8 clear glass ornaments measuring 25/8” or our larger-sized, set of 4 clear glass ornaments measuring 31⁄4“, pictured below. (Please use caution when filling ornaments so you don’t cut yourself on the neck opening.)


Bronner’s carries a beautiful selection of leaf ornaments, including some that are preserved from real leaves and are proudly made in the USA!

Carefully preserved through “a very delicate process … trained artisans protect their natural shape and color by coating them with lacquer or dipping them in copper to keep their natural veins visible. They are then dipped in precious metals such as 24k gold, silver, iridescent copper, and some of them are lacquered and trimmed in gold. This step-by-step procedure usually takes at least seven days of creative processing from start to finish.

Hand-crafted and transformed into a timeless beauty of nature that you can treasure forever, the result is a wonderful work of art that begins from Nature and ends with Treasure. “1

These ornaments make a lovely adornment on your Thanksgiving table. To make your own napkin ring featuring these unbe-leaf-able keepsakes, simply take a thin piece of wire and string beads of choice (we chose tiny wooden beads in autumn hues), placing the ornament in the center. To secure, place the wire back through the first bead and twist back around itself.

If you do not wish to have your ornaments permanently on the napkin ring, you can simply create the napkin ring without them and secure the ornament with fish line after, as pictured here. Then you can enjoy these beautiful keepsakes during Thanksgiving and Christmas!


“Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do.”

– Timothy J. Keller.

Truly Blessed Thanksgiving Pilgrims Figurine & Autumn Garland Fall Decor
Featured: Truly Blessed Pilgrims Figurine and Pomegranate And Pheasant Feather Autumn Garland
Our Pheasant Feather And Pomegranate Autumn Garland is a quick way to transform any space into Autumn flare you’re sure to fall in love with! Add a few miniature pumpkins and gourds or Indian corn for a lush appeal. The garland also creates, effortlessly and in just a few short minutes, a lovely tablescape draped down the center!

Enjoy our blooper reel featuring clips from this tutorial and others in our DIY ornaments series. Find this and more ideas on our YouTube DIY playlist.

1. “About Our Product.” The Rose Lady – Transforming Nature into Treasure, 2017 www.theroselady.com/21/about-us.htm

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