11.23.2009

Thanksgiving Tree

'Twas three days before Thanksgiving, and all through the house
Carrie was using scrapbook paper and a glue stick...
So what else is new?

We are staying In Denver this year for Thanksgiving, and hosting a small gathering at our house. My friend Aimee does a Thanksgiving Tree every year, and I decided to copy her!

Here's the cast of characters:

Just get a glue stick, scrapbook paper, little tags with holes in them, and a cute paper punch-out leaf or other Thanksgiving-y shape.

Glue the cute little Thanksgiving shape to the tag. Be sure to leave some room for people to write.

Put all the tags somewhere your guests can get to them, and lay out a nice pen and some twine.

On Thanksgiving, throughout the day, people can come along and write down something they are thankful for, then tie it to the tree! We plan to read ours during dinner. I imagine some of them will be sentimental, some silly, and some just bizarre (if I know my family). Just the way I like it!

As you can see, I've already added one thing I am thankful for. Like it?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I will be back next week to kick off the Christmas season!

P.S. To answer a few questions: the wire tree, I must admit, came from Goodwill. I'd been looking for one for awhile and one day I just stumbled upon it. As for the other materials, they all came from Hobby Lobby. My condolences for those of you who don't have one near you! :)


38 comments:

Sarah said...

Merlot or Pinot Grigio? :)

PS. this is a great idea!

Emily said...

where did you get the actual wire tree?

Lisa-Marie said...

It's lovely. In school I made a 'things that make us happy' tree with my p3 class. this reminds me of it!

We don't have Thanksgiving here, but I am thankful for wine too!

the undomesticated wife said...

Wine! ha!

Love it!

Loui said...

C~..
just delightful..
not a wine person, nor do I do chocolate..
so one thing I'm truly thankful for is..
FREEDOM..
to be,
to choose..
or to just not..
enjoy the day with your family and friends..
hugs!
Loui♥

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love this idea..and your tags too! Sweet~

jewelryandgiftsbyrebecca said...

I love it! What a nice idea. I'm with ya on the wine thing too! ;-)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

This is such a cute idea!

Manuela

Kelli said...

That is a wonderful way to focus on the meaning of the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

allthingsjuice said...

WHERE did you find the tags? I was on a hunt for them about a month ago and finally gave up! Grrr. (And if you tell me Hob Lob I'll be insanely jealous!)

Tiffany said...

What a fantastic idea! I love this. Too, too cute!

Amanda said...

wine would be on the top of my list too! ha, ...hey, where is the cute tree form w/basket from?! LOVE it!

duchess said...

Very cute & I'm thankful for that one as well.

Laura said...

What a cute idea! Where did you find the "tree?"

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Thanks for the idea! Love it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

This is a wonderful idea! I'd love to do something similar for Christmas!

Sandy Toes @ Shell in your Pocket said...

Very cute...
sandy toe

Jboo said...

Great idea! I love it -- you are so clever!

Received the giveaway I won and it is so adorable!! Thanks again!

janet

Sunny said...

Love this idea!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

This is so sweet! I would also like to know where you found the "tree" if you don't mind sharing!

Rambling Girl said...

Love, Love, Love it! Out of all the thanksging trees, this one is the cutest idea. I think I will do this one year...no one will be here and I will be home but who says it can't be with my hubby and child.

Happy Thanksgiving!

jennykate77 said...

What a great idea!! I did something similiar with my Sunday School kids this past Sunday and we made a Blessings Tree in our classroom. We have a tree up on our wall and we put leaves on it that the kids had wrote (or drawn) what they are thankful for...it was so fun and rewarding.

Hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving!♥

Courtney said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous idea!

Amber said...

I love all of the Thanksgiving trees I've been seeing around blogland and the attitude of gratitude that they remind us to have while we enjoy turkey. :) Your wire tree was a fabulous find! Happy Thanksgiving!

The Little Red Shop said...

What a lovely idea! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

: )

Julie M.

Cherish said...

Super cute! I made mine before seeing your idea and used a branch that I spray painted. Love how you embellished the tags!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Perfect way to add a little something special to your celebration!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I'm thankful for thrift stores and more thenkful that I find TONS of joy there in!! Love the tree!!

Lisa & Gerald said...

love it...great idea..

Jo said...

What a fun idea ~ I'm sure reading them will be very entertaining!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Jo

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your sweet little family....Hugs...

Momma to Bug said...

That is very cute and creative! You have such a wonderful imagination when it comes to craft and decor. The blog world is lucky to have you!
-Desiree

Its So Very Cheri said...

I so miss Hobby Lobby. they ave the best stuff. When hubs gets done with school and looking for a job--don't you think Hobby Lobby in town should be a prerequisite for taking the job?

cheri

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Carrie,
I hope your Thanksgiving was a truly wonderful one! I LOVE this idea, and must copy it next year! (And I love the wire tree, too!) And alas, I am one of those unfortunate ones who does not live near a Hobby Lobby~ I am so jealous of those of you who do, because it sounds like a fantastic store! :)

I hope your week is going great so far!

Blessings,
Jenni

SoBella Creations said...

What a cute idea!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lisa said...

What a great idea! I may have to use this for next Thanksgiving. : )

gina said...

SUCH a good idea and cute pick. ;)