Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s not so focused on getting and giving – it’s about coming together and enjoying other’s company. Also, it’s about good food, and who doesn’t like that?
Anyway, I was looking for some sort of Thanksgiving decoration, and came across the idea of a thankful tree. It’s super cute and totally free, so I gave it a try.
I love the way it turned out! I just put my Willow Tree figurine under there so it wouldn’t look so bare, but then I realized this little set up kinda captured the spirit of the holiday, at least for the Homans. To me, it looks like this family has blessings raining down on them (that’s what’s written on the pieces of paper) – and we do!
I also liked that this could be interactive. I put several of the tags out with a pen and some thread and let guests and family members write things they’re thankful for and tie them to the tree. I’m hoping to have the tree completely covered by tomorrow.
I won’t bother with a materials list for this since it’s so simple. All you do is grab some branches and arrange them in a vase or jar. Then you make tags (here’s a template for those who are not good at free-hand) and cut them out on some pretty paper. Cut a few pieces of string (I used thread) and put them and the tags out with a pen to encourage folks to write something down and hang it up.
That’s it. Simple, cheap, and perfect for capturing the spirit of Thanksgiving. What are you waiting for?
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