You see lots of Thankful Trees this time of year- it's such a sweet way to focus on gratitude. I like the symbolism of a tree, as in "family" tree.
At Thanksgiving, our family always writes down the things we are grateful for, and then we read them aloud during the meal. This year, I decided to make our own Thankful Tree, as a little bit different way to continue our tradition.
As guests come in , they can take a tag and write down the things that they are thankful for.
To make my tree, I started with sticks and small branches out of my back yard.
I have several huge, ancient pecan trees, so I knew finding materials would not be a problem.
Needing something for the base of the tree, I remembered an old silver urn I had out in the garage- it was tarnished and dusty.
I wiped the dust off and decided to leave the tarnished patina as it was. I poured some rocks into it, and placed the first branch.
Arrange the branches until you get the shape you like.
I stamped tags that I found at a crafts store.
What are you thankful for this year?