Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Give Thanks Activity Sign

For years, I hung an Oriental Trading Company "Thankfulness Tree" on the back of our front door.  Each day, the kiddos would list something for which they were thankful on a paper leaf, and we would create a beautiful thankfulness tree.  Well, my now two and a half year old lived up to his name, "Destructo", and he ripped the tree trunk to pieces last year. 

Since I just received my Silhouette Cameo and I needed to create a new thankfulness activity for our family, I got out a spare canvas, some extra fall scrapbooking papers, and I got to work!

First, I sprayed adhesive on my canvas and cut a piece of scrapbook paper to lay on top.

I designed the Give Thanks! lettering and then added 1 Thessalonians 5:18 on my Silhouette software.

I hooked my computer up to the Silhouette cutting machine.

Here is the Cameo.  I love it!

I hot glued 4 pieces of brown ribbon to the bottom, back of the canvas so that each of our family members could clip thankful leaves onto the ribbons.
I made leaves on the Silhouette and cut out 10 per person in our family.

My little Destructo holds up my sign so far . . . I just used clothespins to pin on thankful leaves.

I glued on my Silhouette letters and some ric rac as a border.

I pinned the leaves onto the ribbon--ready for our "thankful for" notes.

Ready to go!

My first thankful note is that I'm thankful for Fall Fest--our church's Harvest Carnival.  It was a fun night!

Here is a close up of the papers I used for the leaves.

Enjoy!  Whether you make a thankful tree or thankfulness ribbon hanger, make sure you practice thankfulness this November!

I linked this to:

Craft DIY Ideas


  1. Thanks so much for letting me link this post up at Tip Junkie!
    You can see it here


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