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Posted by on Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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Create a Thankful Tree

Materials Needed:

  • package of 36 large, die-cut paper leaves
  • black gel pens
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • spool of baker's twine
  • 2 bunches of curly willow
  • postcard paper
  • picture frame
  • package of crayons
  • colored pencils
  • tall, sturdy vase

Punch Leaves

Look for a colorful mix of paper die-cut leaves in fall hues of orange, red, yellow and brown. The more variety in color and shape, the better your tree will look. Using a hole punch, make a hole at the base of each leaf.

Cut Twine and Thread Through Leaves

Cut baker's twine into three-inch strips. Thread the cut twine through the hole in each leaf. Bring both ends of the twine together to create a loop and knot at the top of the loop. Tip: Purchase twine in a variety of colors, from gold to silver to black and white. The twine can add to the colorful mix on your thankful tree.

Create an Instructional Postcard

Using your computer, develop a customized postcard to introduce guests to the purpose of the tree. Choose white 4" x 6" postcard paper. Type a special note to your guests and ask them to write what they are thankful for. Print the notecard, and place it in your favorite 4" x 6" frame in front of the tree.


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by on Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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by Mrs. Depp on Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Love this idea!

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:58 AM

I do too!

Quoting johnny4ever:

Love this idea!


goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM

I love this idea. Might have to do it if I ever host a Thanksgiving.

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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This is such a wonderful idea....I think it could be used with just family, school or other:)

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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I agree, this would be a great classroom project too.

Quoting delanna6two:

This is such a wonderful idea....I think it could be used with just family, school or other:)


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