Hey guys! Now that Halloween is over, it is time to enjoy some fall fun and some Thanksgiving decorations. I made a super simple craft all from the Target one spot. It is a cute Thanksgiving decoration that we can also use throughout the month to practice an attitude of gratitude. Perfection!
I sure do love Target and the one spot is the best! It makes it so fun to get a few inexpensive items and be able to create a cute and fun craft.
My oldest daughter has fully become a teenager (even though she has been for nearly 2 years) and my house is now filled with someone who wants to argue and negotiate EVERYTHING. She also seems to think she is the boss of EVERYTHING. To say that it has been stressful is an understatement. I know she is just growing up and this is what she is supposed to do, but when we have been so close and that closeness seems to be disappearing, it hurts. As such, I thought it would be good to add some gratitude to my life and to our family life as well. So my craft has an element to allow all of us to write down anything for which we are thankful and put it in the box. I can't wait to see the little things pile up.
To make your Thanksgiving decoration, start with the adorable pumpkin glitter tape. It is the same tape I used on the Halloween treat basket.
Place it all the way along the bottom of the box.
The glitter letters on the main sticker sheet I bought were too big for this box, so I bought a set that was smaller. They are adhesive, but they wouldn't stick to the box.
If you have the same issue, just use some Mod Podge on the back. Then place a book on top of them and allow them to dry. I found that without the book they were still popping back up.
Then just add the cute adhesive wood cutouts wherever you like on your box.
The final part of this easy craft is to cut your paper so it is ready for anyone to add something for which they are thankful. I started with a 6″ x 6″ scrapbook pad of paper. I cut it into 3″ x 2″ rectangles.
This cute little box sits on my kitchen counter now, right where they candy basket sat. I've already added a few things.
Our 25+-year-old heat pump finally died this year and it is so nice to have the energy savings. It is also nice to have a unit that really cools and heats our home. I am looking forward to actually feeling warm in my own home this winter. Yay! Totally thankful for that!
I decorated both sides of my box. I ended up removing the leaf that is in the spot for the tag….after my daughter said it looked just like a football. It looks much better without it.
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone adds to our thankful box over the next month. Good practice for all of us this time of year that tends to end up with lots of desire for toys and presents.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving decoration? I love decorating for each season and Thanksgiving/Fall is a favorite!
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