if you've been poking around online at all these days, you've surely seen many participating in a 30 days of gratitude project, yes? and surely you're familiar with a thankful tree?
a thankful tree used as home decor in the fall isn't a new earth-shattering idea in the crafting world, but i've put my own colorful spin on the idea using bits and pieces of my scrapbook supplies along with my Fiskars tools and a thing or two from my local Dollar Tree.
my husband and i used to keep a gratitude journal so we could look back over the years and see how we've been provided for time and time again during difficult times. since having children though, we've always just talked as a family about thankfulness and never really documented. so, now with this tree, my family has a place to display all those thoughts of gratitude as we celebrate Thanksgiving. my plan after the holiday is to remove the tags and use them along with holiday photos on a scrapbook layout.
i've started the tree off with a few tags for the broad spectrum of things we're all thankful for: family, love, friends, health, home, etc. then created blank embellished tags for us to add more personalized thoughts of thankfulness which you can see in my article on the Fiskars website.
now that both girls can read and write, i'm excited to start doing gratitude projects in a more tangible way. i'm can wait to watch it unfold as we inch closer and closer to Thanksgiving.
click on over to Fiskars to read more about putting together the project and the tools i used to create it: Thankful Tree by Tania Willis
i hope i've inspired you to get outdoors to gather some branches to create your own thankful tree this year! it's such a simple project that will take only an hour of your time to put together! let me know if you give it a go. i'd love to see your version. :)