Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tree of Thanks

Our glass topped dining room table is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our home, but it often just looks plain.  For fall and leading us into Thanksgiving, I wanted to do something to fill it, so I made a gratitude tree.
Using a vase I had on hand, branches from a bush (the trees nearest to us hold too young to harvest branches), a paper grocery bag, one pieces of white construction paper, and some twine (my only purchase, $1.79 at Menard's), I got to work.
 Brad has added to it without my prompting.

I don't think I need to share a tutorial.  I cut the hearts using a template I made myself, no fancy paper cutting device here, and I left the extras in a bowl for added "leaves of thanks" for our guests and us to add to the tree.  I do think individual branches might be more artsy looking, so next year I'll be on the lookout for some.
Simple yes, but Brad loves it and I think, always my worst critic, I do too.  (Although I couldn't get a good photo of it!)


  1. I love it too! I've been planning to make one since I saw you pin the idea, but of course, I've been procrastinating. If I ever get to the project, my first leaf is going to say that I'm thankful for finally getting this project finished!

  2. next week my entire family is gathering in myrtle beach for thanksgiving. i am so going to copy this. thanks :)

  3. What a great idea! I am totally going to pinch it. Thank you.

  4. Fabulous idea! I may do one over the weekend!


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