Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Trees

This past Wednesday I went to Spencer's school to make Thanksgiving trees with some of the kids in his grade. For those who don't know, a Thanksgiving tree is where you record the things you're thankful for and hang them on the tree. They loved it. And it was relatively easy to put together.

My supplies:

-- A branch tree that Reg and I put together. [see below]
-- Paper circles that I cut out of metallic card stock with a circle punch and then punched holes in with a hole punch.
-- White pens. Very exciting.
-- Twine, which we didn't end up using a lot of -- the holes in the circles slipped right on most of the branches.
-- Jingle bells, to give the trees a little bling. They all loved this, by the way. Not only are they shiny, but their trees jingle. Good stuff.

To make the branch trees, Reg sawed a larger branch from a tree that had fallen in our yard into little bases. He drilled a hole in the middle, and -- this is where things get exciting -- I glue-gunned the smaller branches into them. I love any excuse to get my glue gun out.

They love looking at their little tags and talking about what they wrote. Spencer really likes his one that says "Toy 100% luve."

The good news is that Mom got luve 100% too.

So did Dad.

And a personal favorite of mine from Henry's tree:

Me. Too.


Heather said...

so beautiful, Alston!

Anna Louise said...

Awww, I love that! Me too, Ninsk!

LLH Designs said...

ADORABLE! Ours isn't as crafty, but it's our favorite new tradition {started last year}.

Love that white on black kiddo writing in the last photo. Priceless!


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