Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Tree




I've been seeing Thanksgiving Trees all over the place and fell in love the idea. There's not much to it: get some branches, a vase and decorate your Thanksgiving Tree with little notes of the things you and your family are thankful for. I had fun writing out my gratitude notes with my husband and daughter and I love being reminded of all of our blessings every time I pass by our tree.

The great thing about decorating with branches is that you don't have to look further than your own backyard to find them. Whether you decide to paint them like I did, or leave them alone, branches are a beautiful way to incorporate nature into your home's decor. For a rustic touch, add a twine or rope-wrapped vase.


Supplies:

Vase
Twine, string, rope or yarn
Glue gun
Twigs
Spray paint (Valspar Metallic Aged Copper)
Fabric or ribbon
Scrapbooking tags


Directions


1.) Wrap vase in twine or rope.  Secure it with beads of hot glue in various places so that it doesn't shift.











2.) Spray paint branches.







3.) Punch out tags (or buy them already made in the scrapbooking section.)







4.) Write your gratitude messages on the tags and hang them using yarn or string.




Enjoy your Thanksgiving Tree!


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32 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! Definitely something to bring the family together about what everyone's thankful for.

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  2. I've seen and heard of this idea loads of times. Yours looks really nice!

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    1. They're everywhere, aren't they? I had fun with it. Thanks for stopping by Jessica!

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  3. Hey Katie! I love your blog too and am following you now!! I love this idea and never thought to paint the branches! I have a few cans extra of spray paint from Halloween that would be perfect for this project... so I think I am going to do this with my family as well!

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by Shelley! Your blog is one of my favorites:)

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  4. Beautiful, Katie! I love the idea :)

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I appreciate that.

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  5. This is adorable! I need one of those punches. I always stand in the craft store and stare at them and then can't decide which I would get the most use out of and don't buy any lol! I wonder if my family would use a Thanksgiving Tree? I may have to try it! Thanks for visiting me :)

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    1. Ohmigosh Sherry, I did the same thing. I finally just grabbed one and walked off before I could change my mind. Ha! I'm so glad you stopped by:)

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  6. this is so cute katie :) i love the idea of hanging gratitude messages on this thanksgiving season...need to find time to imitate this thanksgiving tree, hopefully before thanksgiving day! lol!

    huggies***
    rea

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    1. Haha! Finding time is the tricky part, especially this time of year!

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  7. This is a really lovely piece. We often forget how much we have to be thankful for, what a lovely crafty way of reminding us.

    And children love to do this kind of thing, bite them with the craft bug!

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    1. You are so right, we do forget how much we have to be thankful for, me included. Thank you so much for the sweet words:)

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  8. I am sooo gonna do this. Love it.

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  9. Aww, what a great idea for this time of year. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you:)

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  10. Love this idea, I've never seen it before! Since we don't have Thanksgiving here in Australia, I think it would be fabulous decorated with ornaments during Christmas.

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    1. I bet ornaments would look awesome. I might have to try that, thanks Tani!

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  11. your twine vase really sets this thanksgiving tree apart :o) I came over from ginger snap crafts to invite you to join my month long Thanksgiving link party. It will be open for one more week, with fabulous features on Thanksgiving day! I would love for you to join us!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/11/some-fall-baking-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

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    1. Hey Emily! I'll do it:) Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I just posted a thankful cornucopia. Love your tree! We should add eachother's links. Both are so different yet the same :)

    Julie @ Naptime Review

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    1. Ooh cornucopia...that's a great idea. I'm going to go check it out!

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  13. so, so cute!

    I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    Bobi

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  14. Next week on The CSI Project is the Thansgiving crafts, Food and Gratitude challenge. Come link this up and you may WIN!
    Www.thecsiproject.com
    Link up begins Wednesday. Tutorials Monday-Wednesday.

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  15. You did a fabulous job Katie!! LOVE the vase!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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  16. Cute idea! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/11/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html

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  17. I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it at the All Star Block Party. I am featuring it today.

    Holly

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  18. What a pretty Thanksgiving tree and a fun way to share your thankfulness! Love it!

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  19. I love anything and everything fall related. I loved this and would love to try it this Thanksgiving.

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