I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We were extremely blessed to have Aunt Angela in town from Chicago. The boys are absolutely smitten over Angela – Liam did not leave her side for a moment her entire visit!
Our Thanksgiving tradition includes an enormous homemade meal down at my parents house with all the fixing and family time. Newsflash- I am not the best cook around so aside from the brussels sprout salad (average at best) I decided late Wednesday night to tackle a DIY Thankful Board to bring to our Thanksgiving Family Feast.
A quick pop in stop to Hobby Lobby on my way home from work Wednesday, equipped with a 40% off coupon and numerous 50% off sales around the store, $40 dollars later and I had my supplies.Supplies:
- Open frame – I choose a distressed frame that goes with my parents dining room decor
- Burlap rope / twine
- Small nails
- Permanent markers
- Cardboard / Fabric labels to write thankful notes
- Date stamp – not necessary – you can simply write the date
- Small wooden clips
I called in the mister to help with the burlap twine. He decided to double the twine by twisting it together for extra strength and to ensure the labels would not droop in the middle. You can make as many rows as you would like. For this frame three rows worked perfectly and in this case three is symbolic as my parents have three kids. I then assembled the labels, markers, wooden clips and stamp in bowls for easy use. Prior to dinner starting every one passed the bowls around and began to write down what they were thankful for this year.On one side reads the “thankful for” list and the other side is the persons name and date. The thought is to keep each of the labels from year to year – making the DIY Thankful Board a tradition to continue.Isn’t it sweet how the mister lists my DIY projects?! No sarcasm involved at all I’m sure!Add the “thankful notes” to the board with the wooden clips in random order and you are finished…
And my brother Brent is the one who wrote they were thankful for “this board”. Isn’t he just the sweetest?! Our family doesn’t lack for sense of humor and sarcasm at all!
I can’t wait to use this DIY Thankful Board year after year and look back at all the notes years down the road.