So I know I am jumping the gun, since I still have some Halloween projects going on, but this is something I wanted to have ready for monday, Nov 1st. I made a thankful tree, each day at dinnertime we will take a leaf and write a blessing we are thankful for in our lives. I really want to recognize as a family all we have to be grateful for and there’s no better time! At first this was just going to be a random thing on our fridge, but I decided that unless it was “cutes-ied”yes I make up words up, it would bother me so I went to work making it a little cuter. This was super easy though and I am happy with how it turned out.
First I took some craft foam I already had, most people would probably use paper since we will probably throw away the leaves and start anew next year anyways, but I had the foam and decided to go with it.
First I took brown and cut my tree and branches.
Then I cut out various colors and shapes of leaves. I am sure most people with a cool cricut or silhouette (I’m saving for one!), can cut these quick, but since I don’t have one and the only leaf punch I have is small…I did it by hand. Didn’t take too long. I even went out into the yard to find my “stencil”.
I cut out yellow, orange, and red leaves. (don’t judge…I am horrible and cutting recognizable shapes!) Then I went and found an empty frame I had laying around that would fit my tree. I found this 10×20 frame I have been meaning to use and hadn’t and thought it would be perfect!
Next I just printed a little tag to adhere to the tree base. I burnt the edges since I didn’t want to dig out my ink I know so lazy!. Then I punched a little hole and tied the tag around the tree base with raffia. I then taped the tree onto the scrapbook paper in the frame. It hung out the frame…which is kind of how I wanted it so I chose not to trim it. I just thought it looked cool like that especially when we add the leaves to it.
Now my “thankful” tree is all ready to go for Monday!