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A Sign of Gratitude; Thanksgiving decor ideas

21 November 2009

 Day 3: Thanksgiving Week

Today I am thankful for a job(well, my husbands job).  When his office all but shut down almost a year and a half ago now, and he got laid off it was a frightening experience.  We were surprisingly able to be cheerful, which saved us I think for utter fear and despair.  I realize that the Lord blessed us by the bucket load, and the hardships were not as hard as it could have been, but we definitely relied on Him daily.  I just would be so ungrateful if I didn't realize what a blessing it is to have a job right now.  I hope that you are as blessed in this time of hardship for our whole country, I guess the world, and if you are going through a job loss, I hope that you too will be blessed. 
Well, it seems to me that thanksgiving decor is almost impossible to find.  Don't get me wrong, I guess there are cornucopias and the like, but the stores go from Halloween candy to Christmas baubles in mid October...  So, by the time I started thinking I wanted some Thanksgiving decor nothing was there. 

Also looking on line, it seems that there are only table setting ideas, or fall ideas.  So, when I stumbled across this idea on Tatertots and Jello I thought, I could do that.

6 similar sized, and colored frames (dollar store)
3 sheets of fall colored scrap book paper
The word "thanks" printed out in a large format, with the cool font of your choice for cutting out.
Some fall leaves (I got some at the dollar store/or you could grab some from your yard?)
Hot glue
Glue stick

  • Purchase frames, and get your supplies together.

  • Decide what font you like. 
  • Type the word THANKS out on the computer, (I did 350 pnt font at least)
  • Print the words out onto white card stock (you could just print them onto the scrapbook paper, but that gives you less options when arranging and finishing it up)

  • Cut each individual letter out
  • Layout the frames in an order you like, rearranging til it looks good.
  • Decide what scrap book paper you in each frame.
  • Cut the scrapbook paper to fit frame.
  • Lay out the paper and letters on top to see how it all looks

  • Add leaves where ever you like them

  • Glue in place ( I used hot glue for the leaves, because the glue stick wasn't working.  But I just used the glue stick for the letters)

Display somewhere that you will be reminded to give thanks!

"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
 as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find,
in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"

-Henry Ward Beecher


Carrie November 21, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

I love this idea! Great family home evening project. I may do this and bring it down to my in-laws for hosting Thanksgiving...Thanks for the great idea!

Nikipoo November 23, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

Cassity, I love reading your posts and seeing your ideas. You are wonder woman. Thanks for being so inspiring. Nichole

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