Thanksgiving is one of our family’s favorite holidays. We love the fall season, the season to snuggle up and remember all of the blessings we have, to enjoy meals together and to share with one another.
We have many traditions and a handful of traditions. We’ve shared some of those here and you can find them on our Thanksgiving Page HERE.
Well, each year we enjoy sharing new ideas with you. We’ve shared a version of a Thankful Tree with branches in a vase before, but this is a different and fun new Thankful Tree idea that we get to share with you this year!
One of my long-time childhood friends made this tree and is sharing what she did to make it. I love this one as it also doubles as quite a fun decoration for the season too!
Here’s what you need to make the Wall and Ceiling Thankful Tree:
- Brown wrapping paper
- Felt in fall colors or the felt table scatter leaves from Dollar Tree
- Thumb tacks
- Duct tape
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Using the brown wrapping paper, cut out the trunk in an intentional, haphazard manner to make it look more authentic.
- To make the branches, twist more brown paper. Attach them to the trunk with clear thumb tacks. Put a knot at one end of the twine where it is tacked to the branch, so that the twine doesn’t unravel and fall off the tack.
- Use duct tape to hold the twine down the kitchen counter while hot gluing the leaves to the twine. Leave space between the felt leaves so that you can attach our own thankful leaves.
- For the family’s addition of adding their “thankfulness,” cut leaves out of construction paper and attach them to the twine with paper clips. The trunk is also another great spot to write thankful thoughts throughout the season.