I’m a sucker for traditions and I’m even more of a sucker for gratitude. Then mix that in with my life long love of DIY and out comes a fun new tradition of gratitude that you can start this year.
Which this year (2020) has been one for the books for everyone so this year is actually the perfect year to start a thankful garland for you family. Plus it’s actually really easy to make too.
The best part about this is if you have little ones who are able to use scissors you can have them help out too. And because it’s made of paper you can easily recycle it when done or save it to bring out year after year to look back over.
Now to how to make your own.
What You Need
- Construction paper
How To Make It
- Start by drawing out some leaf drawings on one of your papers. Don’t worry it doesn’t need to perfect. The beauty is in the imperfections. Then cut out those leaves
- Trace them onto your other leaves and cut out
- Take your twine and lay it out and tape your leaves to it
- Hang it up and as family arrives or even throughout the day have everyone write out on. A leaf what they are thankful for this year.
Now you can read them over dinner or just leave them hanging for everyone to read as they like. If you want to make a fun twist on it you can make “rules” and turn it into a game.
Some ideas of to make it harder and a twist:
- Can’t mention anyone attending(can’t say thankful for my parents, family, etc if they are attending)
- Can’t say what someone else has said
- Can’t write your thankful for words that start with a vowel
- Have to pick something that starts with the first letter of your name
- Have to pick something that starts with the last letter of the persons before yours
And well I’m sure you get the idea. You can make it fun or keep it traditional. Below I’ve shared some picture steps for you visual learners like myself.
Now I hope your family and yourself have a really wonderful turkey day and makes lots of memories and enjoy lots of good eats and laughs. I know we sure plan too.
Until next time, Live a life you love.
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