The boys and I had so much fun making Halloween decorations last month that we were motivated to make a few Thanksgiving decorations. I originally planned to create Thanksgiving/Christmas decorations but once I started to sketch out a few ideas I decided that our Christmas decor didn't seem to suit the simple and humble nature of Thanksgiving.
We printed out a "GIVE THANKS" banner [printed grey letters on to white card stock and cut the letters out] and strung it on some hemp twine. The paper circle garland is leftover from a project I did last year [paper punched circles of kraft paper + card stock and stitched together on a sewing machine]. I picked up the cardboard moose head from West Elm. Appah is not a fan of the moose head but the boys and I love Fred Jr. [his given name]. Good thing it is a complete dictatorship when it comes to decorating the house [just kidding, well, not really.]
I made a wreath to cover up the ill placed outlet + cable thing [ha! I don't know what you call it] above our mantle. I bought a styrofoam ring, cut strips of burlap [which I've decided is my least favorite material to cut...lots of burlap dust!!], wrapped it around the styrofoam and secured it with a few straight pins. I added a fabric flower that I picked up in Korea, tied a ribbon on the top and hung it using monofilament.
I placed a few wood stones and glass votive holders on the mantle.
But by far my favorite decoration was the "Thanksgiving tree" I made with the boys. I cut out leaves from kraft paper + card stock and had the boys write on the leaves things they were thankful for. It was so interesting to see what they wrote down.
peace...family...extended family members...