Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful Leaf Garland

Yesterday I shared one way to record what your family is thankful all month long, but if a jar isn't what you had in mind, here's an alternative project, using the same slips of paper. Instead of keeping your thankful papers in a jar, you can use them to create an beautiful autumn garland. It will grow in beauty as the month progresses.
For this project you will need your decorative pieces of paper, thirty silk leaves, ribbon, and clothespins. I added a number to represent the date, but they are optional.
Hang your ribbon, and then each day of the month write something your family is thankful for on a slip of paper. Clip it along with the appropriate numeral and a silk leaf to the ribbon. By the end of the month you will have a visual reminder of all the blessings in your life and a lovely decoration.
When the month is over, create as special holder for all your memories! I searched for "pillowbox template" online and found several free patterns. Print one out on the back of your choice of paper and assemble. Now we have a lovely container and can take out our thankful papers over the years to come and look back at what was speical about 2010!

Shared at Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple, Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello, Tickled Pink at 504 Main, and Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes.


7 Friends Said:

malia said...

wonderful project, Katie! That pillow box idea really makes it extra special

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

This is so cute and love the idea of writing down a little note for each day!

Anonymous said...

this is so smart and a wonderful tradition to start with the kids! I love the idea of making it a keepsake each year too! Sharing this link on my Thank You Note Project FB page!

Lauren said...

What a great daily reminder of all the things we are thankful for.

I'd love for you to link up and share:

Anonymous said...

What a great project! We have done the jars before, I should have really done something this year.

Michelle Paige said...

A beautiful banner! I love the leaves you added to it!

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

Love the pillow box idea. I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love you to check it out.

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