Easy Thankful Tree DIY

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We have so much to be thankful for this year, so I am sharing an easy Thankful Tree DIY with 6 blogger friends for a Friendsgiving blog hop.


I can’t believe that Halloween is next week!

Now some of you may forget that the next major holiday is NOT Christmas.

Let’s not forget Thankgiving

Or as I like to call the whine free, wine flowing version called Friendsgiving.

Friendsgiving dinner

What ever you call it, I hope you are surrounded by good food, and toasting with loved ones while letting them know how thankful you are for them.

Wait, WHAT?
You’re just there for the turkey?

Hopefully I can inspire you a bit
To remind the people we love
how THANKFUL we are for them.

I have just the DIY to share with you

an easy Thankful Tree
Some call it a gratitude tree or grateful tree

but it’s such a loverly way to remind people of why we are so thankful for who they are

Oh, and the best part?

It’s sooo easy!
Here’s your list of supplies:

  • cardstock to print tags on
  • color Printer
  • scissors [or cutting machine]
  • hole punch
  • string, ribbon or fabric strips
  • faux tree or branches

First things first, you need a tree.

You can start with one of the holiday trees you already have or grab a few branches from the yard.

I used an antique white Christmas tree that I have had for years.

Antique White Christmas Holiday Tree

Next, you need to print out some tags on cardstock.

You can get the printable by registering when you see the pop up
Instructions will be conveniently delivered to your inbox.

See? Easy!

Now you just need to grab a pair of scissors to cut out the tags

cutting out the printable tags for Thankful tree

Next, grab the hole punch to make a hole at the top of the tag

To hang the tags, you can use bakers twine, ribbon or
for the purpose of this Easy Thankful Tree DIY
I used ribbon from fabric

Yes! You can make your own ribbon
It’s so easy to make, and it was SUPER cheap.

Maybe I should change the name of this project to the Easy and Cheap Thankful Tree?

Here’s how I did it.

I found a curtain for $3.99 on a thrifting trip and I used it to make some table runners for my fall tablescape.

From the leftover scrap fabric, I made this super cute ribbon
Start by cutting just about 3/4 of an inch from the edge

scrap fabric ribbon

and then I tore the fabric into thin strips

Once you have a few strips of fabric,
Cut them between 4 and 5 inches

Then thread them thru the tags

thread fabric strips thru tags

and finally tie the fabric ribbon off to make loops so you can hang your tags on the Thankful Tree

I loved the vintage look of the fabric, it adds texture to the tags.

Get your tags ready, so that when your loved ones visit around Thanksgiving

Ask them to share things they are thankful for by writing a note on the bag of the tag

write things you are thankful for on the back of the tag

and then hang them on the Thankful Tree

hang your tags on your thankful tree

You can even send tags to loved ones who are out of town

and surprise them by filling out a couple gratitude tags to let them know why you are thankful for them

Now THAT’S loverly

Because Thanksgiving is a time to let people know how thankful we are for them

Easy DIY Thankful Tree

Here are six easy steps to make a Thankful Tree.

  • Find a faux tree that is 24″ to 36″ tall and place in an area easily accessed by guests
  • Print and cut out the tags from the free printable
    (you can use scissors or a machine like a Cricut or Brother Scan n Cut)
  • Punch a hole at the top of the tags
  • Loop string, ribbon or thin scraps of fabric about 3 inches long thru the hole and tie the ends leaving room to hang on a branch
  • Ask your friends to write what they are thankful for on a few of the tags
  • Hang your tags on the Thankful Tree

Since we are talking about things I am thankful for
I am so thankful to be joined on this Friendsgiving Blog Hop by some loverly ladies.
They are sharing some fabulous Friendsgiving ideas.

From beautiful tablescapes to fun DIY’s and a delish recipe.

Please take a few moments to click on each photo and visit their posts, too!

I am also so grateful and thankful for YOU!

Please share in the comments how you will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year.

I would be so grateful if you would Pin this post for later and share the post with your friends.

With love and gratitude,
Juliet

Friendsgiving Blog Hop 2022