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How to Make a Thankful Tree

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I’m so excited!  I absolutely love Thanksgiving!  I love the food (duh), the family time, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the beautiful fall decor and the fun shopping on Black Friday.

Although we should all remember to be incredibly grateful every single day of our lives, this time of year is such a beautiful reminder to be a little extra thankful.  A great way to teach this lesson to your kiddos is by making a thankful tree.  Listen, I am not a crafty gal.  But I can make a thankful tree.  It’s super easy, super fun and makes a great centerpiece for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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What you need:
vase
sticks from your yard
paper leaves – You can trace a pattern and cut them out of colored paper, or you can use leaf-shaped place cards like I did.
thin ribbon or twine
decorative stickers
pen
hole punch

Simply have family members write out things they’re thankful for on the leaves.  Do lots of them so that your tree has plenty of leaves on its’ branches.  Next, punch a hole into each leaf, and then tie them onto the branches using your ribbon or twine.  And finally, add decorative stickers or any other special touches you’d like.  Done!

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This project only cost me about $11.00, and I’m able to use it as a centerpiece for 2 weeks, which means I don’t have to buy fresh flowers for those 2 weeks.  Win, win!  My 5-year-old son really enjoyed writing on the leaves and said it was “beautiful” when it was all done.  Good luck making yours!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Tag @KindKiddo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter when you post a photo of your thankful tree!

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Author: Britney Crosson

Wife, Mom, Actor, Founder of KindKiddo.com. Love my family, food, wine, traveling, running, theatre and pop culture.

6 thoughts on “How to Make a Thankful Tree

  1. This is such a fun idea! I love how the finished product looks. I think we’ll be making one for our home this year 🙂

  2. I LOVE this idea to do with my 3 boys! Great post thanks for sharing!

  3. What a sweet project! I think I’ll do something like this with my son.

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