Well, the chaotic presidential election of 2016 is over and I must admit that I am not all that pleased with the results. I find myself getting caught up with the anger and frustration that many Americans have felt these past several months. As a result, I wanted a reminder of the things that are truly important in life. This thankful tree craft is my way of reminding myself that no matter who sits in the White House, I still have a lot of things to be thankful for.
With Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I am reminded of our yearly ritual before the big meal. A prayer of thanks. For the food on our plate and the friends and family who join us at the table. Silent prayers for renewed strength to meet personal challenges and requests for healing of ailments that afflict us. This thankful tree craft takes requires very few supplies and is incredibly easy to make.
First things first. Head over to Create, Craft, Love for a free Thankful Tree Printable. Then you can get started making this easy thankful tree.
Easy Thankful Tree Craft
One clear glass vase
mixed nuts still in their shell
branches, stripped of dead leaves and preferably having many small branches in addition to the center branch
paper to print leaves on
thin twine or string
sharpie for writing on leaves
Print out your thankful tree craft printable HERE. The link to print is about half way down the page. Cut out each leaf and punch a small hole in it. Thread a piece of string through the hole and tie into a knot.
Fill your glass vase with nuts
Find your branches and remove the dead leaves and shape as desired.
Onto each leaf, write something you are thankful for.
Hang your leaves onto your branches and place in your desired location.
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