Happy Friday Friends! Today I have a decor idea perfect for Fall…and any other time of year. Now, I know there are a bunch of other Thankful Tree ideas out there, but some of them take a lot of time. I’m all about making something beautiful for very low cost and in minimal time. In fact, I never really planned this project…It just fell into place. Let me show you how you can create your own Thankful Tree in no time at all…You may remember seeing it in my previous post about my Pie in a Jar.
Gather up the following supplies…You probably have most, if not all of these, on hand.
(A vase, sticks, pine cones or other filler, cardstock, twine or ribbon, and markers)
I already had these sticks from a previous project. I just walked around my yard and chose a couple I liked, then spray painted them cream. I added them to the vase, but thought they needed a little something more than just the sticks in a vase. I added a few pinecones…also from my yard. Notice I like to decorate for free?
Now for the leaves…I cut some leaves and tags using my Cricut Explore, but you don’t need to have a cutting machine to cut them out. Any store that carries office supplies will have an inexpensive blank tag. The leaves can be traced from a real leaf, cut freehand or with a homemade stencil. I punched holes in each shape and hung some on the tree. The rest, I added to a little dish with a couple pens. My oldest got right to work after he got home from school. I may need to cut out a few more tags! It’s great for family to fill out what they are thankful for everyday, but also for guests at Thanksgiving.
You may be wondering how you can use this for all seasons…The Tree is so universal in decor. Just add other shapes depending on the season…snowflakes, hearts, flowers, flip flops, etc. Here is the Snowflake Tree I made last year using the same branches. My boys have already requested I set it up again this year.
Hope you enjoyed this simple homemade decor idea…Do you have a Thankful Tree or display in your home?