Thanksgiving Thankful Tree (With Free Printable!)

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In November, we set aside time to be thankful. For family, friends, and other special blessings. Take time to record these blessings, and turn them into a Thanksgiving Thankful Tree. This Thankful Tree is a functional decor piece that reminds you of your blessings all season long.

Thanksgiving Thankful Tree

Supplies to Make a Thanksgiving Thankful Tree

  • Craft Foam or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper
  • Twine
  • Markers
  • Hot Glue (optional) Thanksgiving thankful tree DIY

Making Your Thanksgiving Thankful Tree

Start by downloading this image, and printing it on an 8.5x11 sheet:

Thankful tree template - Free Printable

Cut two pieces from craft foam or cardboard.

Cut out tree shapes for your Thanksgiving tree

On one piece, cut down the center - from the top down to the bottom of the two lines in the middle. Remove a sliver about 1/8" wide. On the second piece, cut from the bottom up to the top of the two lines, again removing a sliver.

Cut slits in the Thanksgiving thankful tree

Insert these slits into each other to create the tree. You can secure them with hot glue, if needed.

Put your thankful tree together

Using the leaf template, cut leaves out of colored paper. Write things that you are thankful for on the leaves. Add a hole punch.

Punch holes in the leaves of your thankful tree

Insert a string through each hole, and tie each leaf to your thankful tree.

Finished thankful tree

Your thankful tree is complete! You can add to your tree all season long. Let friends and family who come to your Thanksgiving dinner contribute participate and if you have children they can participate too.

What are you thankful that you'll be adding to your tree this year?

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A crafty mom of 2 active boys, Carolina prefers sewing, gluing, and painting to doing laundry and dishes. She has been sewing since she was 6, quilting since she was 12, and can't remember a time she wasn't creative. X-rays have proven she doesn't have an un-crafty bone in her body! Find her at 30 Minute Crafts .com and Always Expect Moore.com, or on social media using the links to the left.

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