A Thanksgiving diy to help your family showcase what you’re thankful for.
It’s November and our team at Houston Family has scoured the internet (you’re welcome) to find a crafty way to encourage your families to serve with a grateful heart. HFM Mamas Casey Johnson & Nicki Gaylord share a creative way to engage your family to be a little crafty during the season of Gratitude.
- tree branch
- decorative craft paper
- modge podge or glue
- decorative glass container
- hole punch
- decorative bow
- paint brush
- fall potpourri/decorative filler
- Using your glue and a paint brush, coat your container where you would like to decorate with glitter.
- Once your area is painted with the glue, sprinkle glitter generously on the area. Set aside to dry.
- Gather a piece of craft paper, fold in half. Using a pencil, draw your half leaf design(s) on the fold. Cut and repeat. (We used glitter coated craft paper to add a little bling.)
- Using your hole punch, add holes to your leaves. (Add string for ornaments or slide directly onto the branches)
- Have your family write what they are “thankful” for on each of the leaves.
- Add your branch and filler to your glass container. Your tree is ready to decorate!
- Hang your finished leaves of gratitude on your tree.
- Finish off your Thankful Tree contianer with a decorative holiday bow and use as a table center piece for the whole family to enjoy.