Monday, November 5, 2018

The Global Styler: Thankful Tree

Good morning! It's the first Monday in November. This means Global Styler time with Up to Date Interiors, The Boho Abode and Casa Watkins Living. The holidays are quickly approaching so we're talking about tips and tricks for entertaining. *this post contains affiliate links. A small (really small) portion of a sale from a link I provide goes back to me. Thanks for supporting my Hobby Lobby loving habits.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

Now, I'm not really into elaborate tablescapes (because I just don't have the eye for them) or creating 27 ingredient meals (because I don't have the patience for them) but I thought I'd give you a little something sweet to do with your family and those who'll come through you house this fall. A thankful tree! Now I'm sure you've seen them but this one might have a little different spin.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

It took me about 2 minutes to gather the supplies for this project. I already had these tiny clothes pins of hard but you can find them here. Or use twine. I used the small price tags for another project. Those can be found here. Or use cut paper. This doesn't have to cost an extra cent.



Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

I stuck it all in a little woven basket with a pen and pencil.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

You'll need a vase. I thrifted this brass one a couple years ago. And a couple of smaller scale branches from the yard.   For our dining room shopping sources see the full reveal here.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

Then just write the things that you're thankful for as you think of them. It's a great practice for us ALL but we love to remind our kids to be grateful so this is a perfect exercise for them.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

It's a fun and tangible way to remember all of our blessings.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

How am I turning this in to an idea for entertaining, you ask? I think it would be so fun to display this on an entryway table or on a mantel and through the month, ask guests that come to your home to fill out a card or two also. Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, play dates, bible studies etc. Whenever you have people over, ask them to add something to the tree. Then it could turn into such a simple and pretty centerpiece for your Thanksgiving day table.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

You'll have a tree full of blessings. A reminder of faithfulness. A global (we'll just use that loosely because it will include people outside of your own household) tree of Thanksgiving.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

My girls are down there right now, filling that tree up. That's warm and fuzzies to my soul.


Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

I think we can easily get overwhelmed this time of year. The need to say 'yes' to all the things. The pressure to create picture perfect scenes. To buy the best and newest of things we don't need. It's all too much. Going back to a simple, easy, tangible reminder of the good stuff can be the trick to enjoying the holidays and not just holding on until they're done.

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade



Make sure you head over to Casa Watkins Living for a Thanksgiving planner and leftover labels (the cutest idea)


To Up to Date Interiors for globally inspired bar cart styling:


and to A Boho Abode for small space tablescape tips


and pin the image below to save or share:

Thankful Tree: a free dollar, five minute holiday craft | House Homemade

See you on Thursday for what will hopefully be my One Room Challenge reveal!

Thanks for reading, friends!

2 comments:

  1. Jessica I adore this family thankful tree! Now that my kids are older and able to understand what being thankful truly means, this thankful tree idea would be such a fun thoughtful acutivity for them.

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  2. This is such a sweet idea Jessica! And it looks beautiful.

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