Looking for an easy fall craft? Try this Thankful tree as a simple way to help your family prepare for the season.
No matter what time of year it is, fostering gratitude is a good idea.
For my children…
For Mr. Pax and me…
Really, for everyone, right?
I do love the extra excuse November provides to do just that. And I thought a thankful tree might be a fun and easy way to celebrate.
It was so easy to make, and it is the perfect little project for the whole month or just Thanksgiving Day.
You can do one per day as a family throughout the month. Or you can put plenty of extra leaves and clothespins near the front door on Thanksgiving Day and have your guests add their own thankful leaves to the tree.
How to make a Thankful Tree
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 (similar here, mine seems to be sold out)
- 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.
If you happen to find pretty berry branches in your yard (or your friendly neighbor’s 😉 ), you can strip 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.
Then enjoy and let your heart be filled with gratitude…
Speaking of gratitude, I’m so thankful for the chance to share with you all today…
And every day.
And have a very happy Thanksgiving.