Thanksgiving Centerpiece // Hi all! It's Jenn from My Fabuless Life. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already around the corner?! The older I get, the more I LOVE Thanksgiving. I love that it gives us a whole month to focus on our blessings, gather with family, and of course, an excuse to throw diet cares out the window and and EAT!!
I loved all of the "Thankful Trees" I saw floating around the blog world last year, so this year, I wanted to create my own. We'll call it the "deconstructed," sparkly version.
I started by cutting out my letters on my Cricut on some mat paper (like for matting pictures). You can pick it up in packages of 20 at Hobby Lobby, and it's super cheap. It's quickly becoming one of my new favorite crafting tools because there are about a million and uses for it.
After I cut out my letters, I just coated them with a layer of Mod Podge, and then glitter. For the sticks, I used some fun paper straws from Target, and for the base, just a stick from the yard.
I drilled holes in the stick and placed the straws in.
Since I wanted the text to be kind of fun and crazy, I hot-glued the letters on at different heights before I trimmed the straws.
Then I trimmed them up and set them on my table.
I wrote down things we were thankful for on some kraft paper (you can see my four year old's on the left–my favorite) and glued them to a few more of the straws. This is my favorite part of this project, because it's a great way to teach my little one about blessings and being grateful, and the responses are priceless–as you can see. You could easily save these in a scrapbook and look back over them each year too, making for some great memories.