This week, while waiting at the orthodontist (shout out to Dr. Haraway and the staff of University Orthodontics whom we are thankful for!), we found this great idea in an issue of Family Fun Magazine and decided to make it a new tradition at our house. After braces were taken care of, we headed straight to Hobby Lobby for the supplies....
Styrofoam wreath ring
Fall colored ribbon (2 rolls)
Heavy fall colored cardstock
Solid ribbon for hanging
To make, we wrapped the ribbon tightly around the Styrofoam ring, securing at each end with hot glue. We cut a variety of leaves from the card stock - just cut without a pattern - no two leaves are the same anyway! We each used the gold pen to write on each leaf what we are thankful for this year, pinned the leaves onto the wreath (we folded the leaves slightly to add dimension) and hung with a sheer ribbon on the entertainment center (for now-will have to move for watching the parade!)
We just started it...we will be inviting the rest of the family to add to it on Thanksgiving Day! And then every year, we will continue to add our blessings! So far, we are thankful for Barry, Elle and Annie, Health, Family and Friends, Food and Water, Big Sister, Circle of Friends at Valley View, Sprayberry, Ginger (our cat)....I expect this wreath to "fill out" really fast because we are all so blessed!
The next "Thankful Thursday" will be Thanksgiving Day! Prayers for you all this week as you prepare for your celebration of blessings!