Thankful String Tree | Thanksgiving Craft

as you have noticed, posting has been a bit scarce this month. it seems as the holidays approach, the days go by faster and faster. i am sure that is true for everyone. and here we are, the middle of november already! for us…..this month has been filled with baseball pizza parties, doctors appointments, about 12 hours on the phone with insurance companies, a Discovery Center Pumpkin Launch, 2 birthday parties, 2 field trips and 5 trips to Costco! but i still wanted to check in and share this Thanksgiving craft i made.

i have been spending a lot of time with my children….it’s been nice, and i have been thinking often of the many things i am thankful for. and although i have sooo many things that i am thankful for, the one thing that always comes to mind is my kiddies and husband.  i love being a mom sooo much. i find myself choked up almost everyday just looking at them. we’ve been through a lot this year….and we have had to depend on each other. i am thankful for them.
so….anyhow….now about this Thanksgiving craft i made.  it is a thankful tree made from string. my kiddies just don’t understand why the stores went from Halloween decorations….to Christmas decorations. they keep saying “mom, why did they skip the Thanksgiving decorations?…..that’s so weird!” so i decided i needed to make a few Thanksgiving decorations to put in the house.
i spotted this string tree a while back and fell in love. i decided that it was the perfect opportunity to make it. i wanted to be able to put up leaves with the things i was thankful for written on them. that way the kiddies would be able to see a new thing each day that i was grateful for….and if they wanted to put up leaves….they could too….and they are! i have to make more leaves for all the things they are coming up with!
so i started with the trunk and worked my way up to the branches. 300 push pins and about 1-1/2 hours later…..my Thanksgiving string tree was born. i think it turned out awesome! maybe i will keep it up for the entire year.
to make your own string tree
you need:
string or 1 ball of yarn
clear push pins (at least 300)
 leaves cut from cardstock
click here for directions.
here is the leaf template.
p.s. i am thankful for my blog readers. thank you for reading…and have a Happy Thanksgiving season!