With November well underway, we are sharing lots of simple, yet striking Thanksgiving crafts to help you create a celebration to remember. Our DIY Thankful Tree is a great project to prepare before the big day and will give your friends and family something lovely to do once the feast has been devoured! A Thankful Tree is a beautiful way to celebrate Fall and to teach your children the art of being thankful (it’s a great reminder to ourselves as well!). Our Thankful Tree template includes various pretty leaf patterns and a printable sign for the center of your tree which reads “I am thankful for…”. Print the leaf templates onto various papers in shades of gold, purple, orange and pink. If you have a cutting machine, simply click on the SVG file below. If you are cutting by hand then print the PDF onto your chosen papers and trim the leaves to size. Print the center sign onto regular printer paper and glue it to the paper.
We drew our bare tree onto a roll of kraft gift wrap that we then hung with putty. After placing the “I am thankful for..” sign in the center you can then set a pot of metallic ink pens and a tray filled with your colored leaves to one side. Invite your family and friends to take turns and write the things that they are thankful for on the leaves. Attach them to the tree using putty then stand back and admire what you have all created together – beautiful! For more Thanksgiving DIY inspiration, printables and patterns take a peek over here. Enjoy! ~ Lia