November first around these parts means the spooky decor comes down and our Give Thanks tree goes up. For three years now we’ve each taken a minute out of our day to write down something for which we are thankful.
I made the tree before my blogging days so I don’t have a tutorial. I really just freehanded it. The base is a strip of ivory felt. I cut brown burlap freehand to look like the tree trunk and limbs and similarly cut dark green felt to make the leaves. Fabric remnants were used to cut out “give thanks” I used fabric glue to put it all together and it’s held up great!
The littles helped cut the leaves out construction paper so you’ll start to see all sorts of interestingly shaped specimens going up over the next few days. We just use a little scotch tape to stick them on each day.
While I was hanging up the tree, the littles were happy as clams in their playroom. I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share their smiling faces with y’all :-)
This is one of my favorite holiday traditions and a great reminder of everything we have to be thankful for!