With the upcoming holiday season, I find myself diligently trying to come up with ways to keep my kids appreciative and aware of their blessings. Oddly enough, I find that it gets a little more difficult as they get older. They “think they know”, and they “get it, Mom”. I have nearly perfect kids, but they can always be more appreciative, right?
I’ve made and talked about Thanksgiving garlands and thankful trees in the past, so it was a project I knew I wanted to do again. I used my shape cutter at school to make these leaves for a project last year but didn’t end up using them. You hold onto to something long enough around here, it’ll get used again!
I strung some small jute back and forth and secured it with thumb tacks on the edges. Then I just clipped the leaves in place.
The lettering (if that’s what you call that artistry) was traced on using an overhead projector. One of the many talents I wish I possessed? Chalkboard art. One of the many talents I don’t possess? Chalkboard art.
Cost? Free. Skills required? Tracing. And some eyeballing. So what do you do? Trees? Garlands? Spray painted messages on the walls? Feel free to share! And feel free to count up all the question marks I used in this post.