A Very Thankful Thanksgiving Tree - DIY Tutorial (featured guest blogger)

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Thank you Everyday Mom Ideas for asking me to be a guest blogger. I’m fairly new to blogging so I was surprised and excited by the invitation.



My blog is called homework: today’s assignment – be inspired. I post about creative diy projects that inspire me and that I enjoy creating. Some of my categories include; inkling (paper), good taste (food), sew and tell, the dirt (plants), the inspiration board and etceteras.

For my post here at Everyday Mom Ideas, I wanted to make something with a Thanksgiving theme. I came up with a Thanksgiving Tree.

Every day, for a set number of days before Thanksgiving, a member of the family can choose a leaf and hang it on the tree. Each leaf is preprinted with something that you are thankful for. At Thanksgiving, your tree will be filled with beautiful fall leaves and all that you’re thankful for.

To make this Thanksgiving tree you’ll need:
  • Paper or cardstock for the leaves
  • String or hooks to hang the leaves
  • A pot
  • Twigs
  • Oasis or Styrofoam
  • Moss - Optional

  1. Start by making your leaves. I printed mine out using a leaf template and a pale green background and a pretty font. As an option, you can also cut out the leaves from colored cardstock and handwrite your messages.

2.Cut out each leaf. To make the leaves easy to hang, I glued small ornament hooks to the backs. You could also use string or ribbon and tie the leaves to your tree branches.

3.Add oasis to a pot and arrange your twigs.

4.Arrange your leaf messages on a plate around your tree and begin the countdown to Thanksgiving.

Thank you again Everyday Mom Ideas. I hope your readers enjoy my project.

Thank you so much Carolyn! This turned out to be stunning! What a  great way to help us focus on our blessing this special holiday season. I first found Carolyn's blog by way of "One Pretty Thing" She had so many pretty projects I just wanted to help get the word out about her fantastic and inspiring site. So head on over for a huge dose of inspiration. -Julia

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  1. Your Thanksgiving tree is really a unique idea. Have you any idea about table decoration with fruit baskets or flowers bouquets etc?

  2. Hola,
    De dуnde eres? їEs un secreto? :)


  3. I love how your tree turned out. We made a tree for family night and it's amazing how uplifting it is to have such a visual example of all the blessings in our lives!

    Thanks for sharing!

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