How to Make a Thankful Tree

By contributing writer Jordon

Thanksgiving is this month and we decided to do something different this year. We decided to create a Thankful Tree and write something we are thankful for each day.   Now, a thankful tree is nothing new, and I am sure you have seen many different ones floating around on Pinterest, but this is our version, and I love the idea of what it brings to our family.

There is so much to be thankful for, and there is something about writing it down and looking at it every day that makes it that much more real. Not to mention the cuteness it brings to the room!

There is so much to be thankful for, and there is something about writing it down and looking at it every day that makes it that much more real. Not to mention the cuteness it brings to the room! I love the idea of keeping our leaves from each year in a little box so we can look back at different years, remembering what we were thankful for at that time.  I encourage you to make your own Thankful Tree. “It’s not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.”

How to Make a Thankful Tree

First off, when making a thankful tree, anything can really work because it is your tree.  I thought about using real branches, but I loved the idea of using lighted branches (I already had them) to warm the tree up and light it at night!  Get creative with the stuff you have on hand.  Most of this stuff I already had!

How to Make a Thankful Tree (Supplies) at The Happy Housewife

Supplies Needed

Instructions

1. Place the pine cones in the Mason jar to be the base of the tree.

2. Wrap the copper wire around the Mason jar to add decoration.

How to Make a Thankful Tree (step 2) at The Happy Housewife

3. Use a leaf punch or stencil to cut leaves from the paper. This paper had the cutest fall colors and designs and I desperately wanted it for my leaves! 🙂 Purchasing the leaf punch was for my sanity. It was a life saver and inexpensive.  It made the cutest little leaves!

How to Make a Thankful Tree (step 3) at The Happy Housewife

Be sure to make a lot of leaves so each day you and your family can add to your thankful tree!

How to Make a Thankful Tree (step 3) at The Happy Housewife

4. Punch holes in leaves for the jute string to go through to hang them. How to Make a Thankful Tree (step 4) at The Happy Housewife

Here’s to being thankful for all the wonderful blessings God has given us! I guess you could also call this a Blessings Tree! This is a new tradition for our family and I hope this post will encourage you to add a new thankful tradition.  I would love to see your Thankful Trees!

This is why I wanted to use the lighted branches. Isn’t it pretty?!

How to Make a Thankful Tree at The Happy Housewife

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About jordon

Jordon is a shabby chic lover, healthy recipe hoarder, shopping and chocolate addict, with a passion for DIY projects and making the best natural chap stick around. She wants to inspire people to find a balance of the modern amenities of life while embracing the simple things! Homemade and DIY can go with iPhones and Starbucks. Join her at The Prairie Princess.

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Comments

  1. What a lovely idea! I love the idea of beginning the holiday season by focusing on the blessings in our life.

  2. Love this! Where can I find lighted branches?

  3. Daniela, you can get the lighted branches at Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and other similar stores 🙂

  4. Shannon Menendez says:

    Hi Jordon,

    I was wondering how many branches you used in your display? I am looking in various places for the branches, but I’m wondering how many you used? Thank you!

  5. Love this idea! My family will each be given a leaf when they arrive (there are almost 50) we will all write on our leaf and place it on the tree!

  6. LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing. I included your tutorial link in my latest blog post, http://www.meshkomoments.com/fall-bucket-list/ where I am sharing 50 fun things to do this Fall! 🙂

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