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


  • Paint
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon or other decorative items
  • Modge Podge
  • Small paint brush
  • Scissors


  • 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.
You are done. This project is super simple to make and fun for the kids to help. Display your project for everyone to see. 
How do you teach your children to be more thankful during the holiday season?
 Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She is now working for the Mom It Forward team as their Community Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.
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