Friday, November 21, 2014

O Thanksgiving Tree..

Short and sweet post today. I cant use my left hand to type due to a knife mishap last night. Ironic, right?
You'd know this of course if you followed me on Instagram ;-)

As November arrived, I found myself thinking about Christmas decorations and dinners already. Realizing it was a tad early for all that, I got to wondering what we could do to make the house feel like Thanksgiving this year, with stuff we already had on hand.

Meet our Thanksgiving Tree.
I drew a tree freehand and kept adding branches until it looked semi-realistic. I was trying to make it perfect at one point, then stopped because we'd be covering most if it with leaves anyway.
I had some maple leaf tealight candle holders, which made the perfect outline for my red/pink leaves. Why red and pink? Because I had the most of those colors and didn't want to spend any money in this quick project.
I drew some veins onto the leaves and we wrote things we were thankful for on them. Things like really good guacamole. God's provision, Dora, and an "easy and uneventful commute".
I was planning on making more leaves, but with slicing my finger, I'm going to just assume the top branches are empty because the wind swept the leaves away. 
Also,scripture and a turkey that live in our kitchen. His name is Butterball.
So tell me...
Are you decorating for Thanksgiving?
If so, link your Thanksgiving decorations in the comments!

14 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! This could easily work in a classroom too!

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  2. This is an adorable idea! I am not decorating for Thanksgiving, but I am keeping a gratitude journal to keep notes on what I'm thankful for. :)

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  3. Love your Thankful Tree! We have one too!
    http://iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com/2014/11/friday-favorites-thankful-edition.html

    And, here are a few more little things I've done to decorate for Thanksgiving:
    http://iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com/2014/11/friday-favorites-random-ramblings.html

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    1. Love your Thanksgiving tree! Thanks for showing it off :)

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  4. Farin, this is truly adorable! I love it and I'm sure my grandson would enjoy this too. Clever on the top branches too, hey, its more natural. I hope your finger heals quickly! Wishing you and all of your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, I hope so too! The top branches were meant to be filled, but I think my time with the scissors is at a close haha. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Great idea! I love it and I am totally stealing this idea next year! I did a little decorating for Thanksgiving- See #2 on my favorites :)
    http://www.518nymammaof2.blogspot.com/2014/11/friday-favorites-kids-candles-diy.html

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    1. Your banner was great! Interesting when a Pinterest idea goes in a different direction but works out so well!

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  6. Well, isn't that the cutest thing ever! I'd like to make one for Christmas too. Thanks much for sharing!

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    1. I'm sure this idea could be taken to most any holiday :)

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  7. I love your Thanksgiving tree! Would love to make my own when J and I move out. Thank you for sharing with us, Farin! x

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