Monday, November 8, 2010

Give Thanks Tree

I want to start this post off by saying that these pics are really off. This project looks sooo much better in person, and much more fall-ish. I'll show you a pic with the flash and without so you can see how much different it looks in each picture....

With Flash

Without Flash

I Love Thanksgiving but it is usually just about being with family and all the food to us, and this year I want it to be more about what we are thankful for and focus on all that we have. I wanted to incorporate writing what we are thankful for on leaves somehow and have thought of all sorts of ideas like a garland, a thankful jar, but then I decided to do a Thankful Tree. There are millions of ideas floating around but none really fit what I had in mind. Then I remembered how my friend Erika @ Opps I craft my pants made a flower out of Paint Swatches from Home Depot. (Seriously, She is Amazzzinggg!) Then, I saw the Fall Tree that Robyn @ Something Pretty made... perfectttt.

It's pretty easy, first go to Home Depot and take an embarrassing amount of Paint Swatches.
When you get home paint a board your desired color, I decided on a light tan color.
After it dries, using a pencil draw a Tree with branches, once you are satisfied with how it looks color in with a brown sharpie.
After that I decided that the leaves were too big so I decided to cut them down.
Arrange the leaves however you like.
I also added the Words "Give Thanks" using scrapbooking letters, and added a little bit of scrapbooking paper on the bottom.

I glued the leaves on with my glue gun.

Sometime this week when my husband and I have time we are going to write what we are thankful for on each leaf. It will be a great reminder throughout the month.

The best part of this Craft is it only cost me $7 dollars total. All I bought was the scrapbook paper for the bottom, the scrapbook letters, and the board.


Unknown said...

Such a neat project and what a wonderful way to remember the blessings. Might have to give this project a shot myself ♥


NanaDiana said...

Cute project...although I don't think I have the guts to take that many samples from Home Depot;>) Great idea~~~! Hugs- Diana

Patrick and Jennie said...

What a great idea! I already take an embarrassing amount of paint samples from Home Depot for my classes so whats a few more? :)

Cristie said...

Love that you used the paint samples, clever idea! enjoy you week,

Allison said...

I love this idea! Although right now I only have samples that would make a wedding tree (they are all white! LOL) I am having my first link party tomorrow at Vintage Pollyanna. Will you join me?

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