A Thankful Tree

Thank you to Porch for sponsoring this Thanksgiving Home Hop!  Be sure to scroll down to visit the other bloggers on this tour.  As always, text and opinions are my own.

No matter what time of year it is, fostering gratitude is a good idea.

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

For my children…

For Mr. Pax and me…

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

Really, for everyone, right?

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

I do love the extra excuse this month provides to do just that.  And when Porch challenged us to create a Thanksgiving themed project for less than $30, I decided a thankful tree would fit the bill.

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

It was so easy to make, and it is the perfect little project for Thanksgiving Day.

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

Put it near the front door and have plenty of extra leaves and clothespins so your guests can add their own thank you leaves to the tree.

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

You could probably make this for free with supplies you have on hand (I did!), but if you want the same materials I had, here is what you need:

  • vase or jar of your choice
  • stick from your yard
  • real (or faux) berry branches
  • floral wire
  • wire cutters
  • card stock in your color of choice
  • leaf punch
  • mini clothespins
  • bold pen (I used a chalk marker)

I already had the leaf punch and mini clothespins from my Thanksgiving advent calendar.  While I still love that, it doesn’t really work for guests who are visiting for Thanksgiving.  This little Thankful tree can be populated all throughout the month by you and your family and added to by your visitors on the day of.

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

If you happen to find pretty berry branches in your yard (or your friendly neighbor’s 😉 ), you can strip them off their leaves.  Then attach your real or faux berry branches to your dead stick using floral wire.  The thankful leaves are just as simple as they look; punch them out and clothespin them on.

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

Then enjoy and let your heart be filled with gratitude…

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

Speaking of gratitude, I’m so thankful for the chance to share with you all today…

I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple card stock leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

And every day.

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I love this Thanksgiving project idea! A Thankful Tree uses simple yardstick leaves to help you and your family count your blessings each November | maisondepax.com

Be sure to visit the other participants in today’s $30 Thanksgiving Challenge, starting with East Coast Creative.

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And have a very happy Thanksgiving.

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 MORE THANKSGIVING INSPIRATION:

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Comments

  1. What a lovely idea and a great yearly tradition to start!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Rachel! Such a lovely simple precious idea!!

  3. So sweet, just love this! :)

  4. This is such a beautiful idea, Rachel… just like you! I’ve pinned this for next year. LOVE it… and you! Hugs!

  5. What a great idea to do for the holidays. This will always be a wonderful family tradition and memories for your family.

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