Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful Tree

This year, our family started a thankful tree.  Every day we write down what we are thankful for.  Each of us has a different color.  Dennis is brown, Nikolai is red, Deniska is orange, and I am yellow.  By the time Thanksgiving get here, we will have listed 92 things we are thankful for - and this will just be a drop in the bucket of how richly God has blessed us.   

 Deniska helped hang the leaves tonight.  He is such a good helper!

Of course, he had me take a silly picture showing how hard it was to hang all the leaves!  Silly boy!

This is a very frugal project.  The tree came out of the woods, the acorns (around the top of the bucket) also came from the woods.  I cut the leaves out of construction paper.  I used a leaf die cut.  And, the scissors and thread are necessary as well.  We had all these things on hand and did not have to buy anything.  That's my type of craft!

I am linking to Heidi's Make Do and Mend page.  
And, to Sew Many Ways


  1. Great idea Susan! Not only is it good for your wallet but also a wonderful way to see the many blessings we have in life. It is too easy to forget them. I don't know if you have a church newsletter but this would be a fabulous project to share with the church.

    Deniska is too funny!

    Hugs from Holland ~

  2. Very adorable and such a great way to remind ourselves how blessed we are. I wish my children were stilll little.

  3. What a great idea for kids! I did something similar when my kids were little for Valentine's Day...we wrote on little hearts made out of construction paper, the things we loved about each other. :-)


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