November 14, 2012

The Thanksgiving Tree

I recently found the most beautiful gem. It is a free downloadable file from Ann at A Holy Experience. The file includes leaf templates with verses of thanksgiving already printed on them. On the back, you are to write something you are thankful for.
I'm thankful my six year old is thankful for us.

After writing your gratitude, you hang the leaves on a tree. You can attach them using binder clips, mini clothespins, twine or simple ribbon. Ann has used several branches in a lovely pot to create her tree. I remembered I have this lovely ornament tree that would be perfect for a project like this.

I printed out the leaves on cardstock to make them a little more sturdy and give them some dimension. I punched holes in the stems and strung ribbon through them all. I placed the leaves with some pens in the other candle holder on our buffet and they are ready to be utilized daily in November. Thank you, Ann, for this lovely project.

PS- The fabulous ornament tree was a gift from my lovely mother-in-law several years ago. I believe it was purchased on clearance at Michael's. A similar one can be found here.