Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful

Little paper leaves that I printed on neutral cardstock. I traced over the gray outlines with metallic paint pen, for subtle shimmer. Punched a little hole in each one and then cut a slit so they can be slipped on and off a string.

thankful leaves
{thankful leaves}

The idea is to hang them on the mantle and people can choose to write down little things they are thankful for on the back. Over the top cheesefest? Maybe. We have a tradition that we go around the table and share something we're grateful for before we start eating, so it isn't completely unexpected for us. They'll be decorative even if they are left blank.

thankful leaves
{thankful leaves}

Here is the file I used, if you'd like it. I didn't draw the leaves myself, so don't get impressed with my art skills. They are traced and slightly modified from a coloring book page (found here).

thankful leaves
{thankful leaves}

More quick paper projects:
Punched out paper napkin rings (Thanksgiving 2009)
Super simple printed paper napkin rings (Thanksgiving 2010)

14 comments:

  1. I love this! What a festive and clever idea for decorations. And never hurts to remind all of us of all we have to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing1

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  2. Really pretty, I want to do something like this at our wedding next year :)

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  3. what a simple, meaningful way to decorate! i hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

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  4. i love this...i happen to be a major cheesehound

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  5. such a sweet tradition...i love this idea!

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  6. That is a wonderful tradition! We have something similar, though I think your garland would be a great way to remember our thankfulness through the year, too!

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  7. I love crafts that are simple like this! Thanks and happy thanksgiving.
    Bisous,
    Rachel
    lovealamode.wordpress.com

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  8. Gorgeous project - so beautifully executed! Happy Thanksgiving, lovely Rachel!

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  9. i love this idea...not cheesy at all!! nice reminder of why we are thankful everyday {not just on thanksgiving!}

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  10. Oh, that's such a lovely idea! I'm thankful for finding this blog!

    :)

    Love,
    Camila F.

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  11. Such a sweet idea. Hope you and yours had a happy Thanksgiving!

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