Gratitude Tree

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Thankgiving Crafts

As we head into November, I wanted to make a very visual reminder of some of the simple things our family is thankful for. This is an easy project you can do with your kids– a Gratitude Tree.

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving
 
Supplies:  Silk Leaves (from dollar bin at Target), twigs, popcorn kernels, glass jar and a sheet of cardstock or construction paper.  Also need a glue gun and (optional) a sewing machine.

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving
Grab your kids and come up with a list of words that describe your family– qualities you strive for and things you like to do together.  Handwrite the words or print them out on cardstock or construction paper.

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving
Cut them out and sew (or use hot glue) to attach them to the leaves

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving
Use the glue gun to attach a “back” leaf as well.

 
Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving 

Here are the leave before I attached them to the twigs.  Kind of cute like this too.

 
Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving

 Use the glue gun to randomly attach the leaves to the twigs and “arrange” in corn

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving

Gratitude Tree - Yesterday on Tuesday #thanksgiving

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    Julie M. says

    This is super cute Malia! And I have to say, I love your idea for managing your link ups. I may have to borrow this idea from you! Hope you had a fun night of trick or treating!

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    Sarah says

    What a fun idea! I may just have to adapt this for my classroom :)

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    Candace says

    This is so sweet! Thanks for Sharing Malia!

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    Tiffany says

    Here from the bloghop.
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    Aileen says

    I love it…what a great idea!

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    Jenny says

    Really cute idea! Great visual reminder of all the things to be thankful for! :)

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    April says

    This is so cute! Love it!

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    aubrey says

    What a nice, festive way to get the kids involved! Thanks for checking in :) I am feeling good, just tired. I have a long list of things to blog too!

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    Annette says

    Ok, love it. Wish I had a glue gun and for sure there is no sewing machine around here. Ha!

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    Meredith says

    Oh yesterday on Tuesday, how I’ve missed you! Sorry I haven’t been to visit in a while.
    Wow! This is such a great idea, I’m going to work on it with Anika, and make all our guests add to the tree when they come for Thanksgiving!

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    Christy says

    I look forward to seeing your projects on Monday! You definitely blog some super quality crafts, and I love this one just as much!

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    Thanks for visiting me from the Blog Hop! :)
    Love your Gratitude Tree…what a great idea for creating thankful hearts! :)

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    Geri says

    I am following you back.
    This is really cute! Great job. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    LenaLoo says

    What a great idea! I am loving all of these Thankful projects!

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    So pretty! I love the colors and the idea to use corn in the base.

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    Nancy says

    Awesome idea. You are just oozing of creativity it kills me! Thank you for sharing, going to forward to my friend with kids.

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    Following from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you’ll visit me at http://www.giveawaysformom.com :)

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    nancy says

    I love your stuff! Great job! I finally followed you back:)
    Nancy

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    Love this idea and I need a new table centerpiece since Halloween is over!

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    April says

    This is a fantastic idea! I love it! I would love for you to link this up for a chance to win my Get Organized Giveaway!
    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/11/get-organized-giveaway.html

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    Kathie says

    Such a great idea-thanks for linking up! I like how it is a reminder for the kids (because they wrote the words) of just how blessed they really are.

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    Holly L says

    This idea is amazing. Every year I want to do something like this, but never quite get it together. Fabulous job!

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    Kathie says

    Featured you today! Stop by and grab a button if you like!

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    Love! And I’m impressed that you sewed the tags on! Stitches are just part of the detail I love.

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