I love Thanksgiving! I love that it is a holiday where we don’t get or give gifts or treats. I love that it is just a holiday to enjoy family and think of all of the wonderful things we have to be thankful for. Oh, and all of the absolutely delicious yummy food! I love that part too.
I wanted my children to really think about what they are thankful for, so I made this ‘Thanks’ board to hang in our family room thoughout the year. I didn’t use the typical Thanksgiving fall colors, because I wanted it to fit in with my decor since I am leaving it up.
To make this, you will need:
-A wood board
-Wooden or chipboard letters (I used chipboard)
-Coordinating scrapbook paper
I started by painting my board. I mixed a dark brown with white and got kind-of a taupe color.
Next, I Mod Podged a piece of the scrapbook paper onto each of my letters and cut around them using a craft knife. This part is always a little tricky. Just remember to used a really good cutting board, so you can push down hard.
Then, I Mod Podged the fronts of all of my letters. When they were dry, I went around the edges of my letters with sandpaper to make them look a little worn and distressed.
I used my hot glue gun to stick the letters onto my board. I chose the word ‘Thanks’, but you could use any Thanksgivingy word you can think of.
I painted my clothespins black, so they would look good with my lettering. I took some of my wire and hung it across the bottom of my board. It was so simple, I just put a flat tack on each bottom side of the back of the board and wrapped the wire around it a couple of times. Finally, I hung my clothespins on the wire.
I put a couple of photos of my family on the board (that is what I am most thankful for) and I let my kids all draw something that they are thankful for to hang. They loved doing this and are so excited to see their pictures hanging.
What are you thankful for? I would love to see what all of you fabulous readers out there do to display your ‘Thanks’.