We are grateful garland

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we like to celebrate the different holidays with countdown calendars.

This is a simple and inexpensive project. I had picked up large paint cards a while back at our our local Home Depot thinking I might use them to make a Halloween wreath or garland but changed my mind and made a pine cone wreath instead.


Materials needed:

  1. Paint cards {last year I used assorted kraft paper bags and cereal boxes in autumnal colours}
  2. Leaf template
  3. Sharp scissors or craft knife
  4. Hole punch
  5. String {I used bakers string}

First I drew out three different leaf shapes onto heavy card a cereal box is ideal for this task. Then I cut out the shapes and used these templates to draw leaves on twenty paint cards. With some help from my son we cut out the leaves and punched two holes through  the top. Some of the paint chips have a lot of information on them so I stuck blank labels on the back which would make it easier to write on.


Every day we take it in turns to write something that we are thankful for.
When Thanksgiving Day arrives our garland makes a nice decorative accent in its own right and we have fun guessing who wrote what on the different leaves  while waiting for our turkey to cook.


This entry was published on November 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm. It’s filed under craft tutorial, Thanksgiving and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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