Fall Decor: “Give Thanks” Wood Craft Project
This is the time of year when we start seeing ads on TV and in the newspaper featuring all of the new holiday gift items. If your kids are like mine, they have already started thinking about what they want to give and get for Christmas. We haven't even enjoyed Halloween and yet we find our thoughts quickly moving into the direction of gift giving.
Don't get me wrong, I like to shop early for my Christmas gifts too. I love to enjoy having everything purchased and done so I can enjoy my month of December. This year, I want to teach my children the importance of giving thanks during the holidays. When I saw this "Thanks" wood craft project at the Wood Connection, I knew I needed to have it for my shelf. This will be a constant reminder in my home to pause and give thanks for all that we have.
How To Make a "Give Thanks" Wood Project
- Scrapbook paper
- Ribbon or other decorative items
- Modge Podge
- Small paint brush
- Start your project by painting each letter with craft paint. On one of my letters I used glitter. I painted the letter the color I wanted first and then added the glitter before it dried.
- Decide what paper you will use for each letter. Trace the letter onto the paper and cut out the traced letter.
- Take the Modge Podge and coat the letter. Next, place the scrapbooking paper on it and smooth out the paper; allow to dry.
- Paint a final coat of Modge Podge on each letter to give it a shiny finish.
- Add ribbons, embellishments, or anything else you want to personalize your project.
How do you teach your children to be more thankful during the holiday season?
Latest posts by Jill Greenlaw (see all)
- Parties: Valentine’s Day Photo Props - February 10, 2016
- Valentine’s Day: A Valentine’s Day Date for Every Budget - February 9, 2016
- 5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Emotional Health - February 5, 2016