It is really hard not to just get swept up in the winter holidays right after Halloween, I mean it is everywhere. I went to the store today and they were playing Christmas music… crazy!
I have Thanksgiving dinner at my house and it is looking pretty empty with all the Halloween stuff put away so I wanted to work on a couple projects to fill in the spaces.
I have always wanted to make a thankful tree, so I figured today was a perfect day for it, but I needed to use things I had on hand… as always.
Came out pretty cute considering I rummaged through my back yard for everything!
What I needed was….
- Branches or twigs from the backyard
- Spray paint
- Straw (sand or soil would work better but I had straw)
- Scrapbook paper in fall colors
- Paper cutter
- Couple small pieces of twine, string or yarn
First, I had to spray paint my bucket…um you can probably see why. This is the color I had on hand so it worked well.
Then I gathered my branches.
And straw from my pile of it in the back yard… what? You don’t have pile of straw in your back yard? Weird.
I put some straw in the bottom of my bucket (I am not gonna lie, the paint on the inside was still wet) then the sticks inside, it is kinda crazy at this point.
So, then I took a couple pieces of string and tied them together close to the bottom, this did a pretty good job at holding them together. If you used sand or dirt, you might not even need this step.
Then I just jammed in some more straw all around.
After that, all that was left was punching out some shapes from the scrapbook paper and tying some ribbon.
The whole plan is to write the things we are thankful for on the little tags as a family, in the end, they would make a cute scrapbook page.
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