I keep seeing all these amazing “give thanks” trees floating around and it’s something I have always wanted to do! Especially now that kids are getting older and are understanding the concept of being thankful. As we approach Thanksgiving, I partnered with True Value to make our own version of these popular DIY Give Thanks Trees. I made five of them, one for each member of our family.
This display is in our dining and kitchen area. A place where we spend the majority of our time. I love having these displayed here because they are visible throughout the day and remind us what we are thankful for. Plus it’s fun to randomly ask the kids to write something on a tag when we walk past.
I love hearing what my kids’ are thankful for. Sometimes you just never know what is going to come out of the mouth of babes. I have learned that they are thankful for Shopkins, candy, food and friends. :)
Ready to make your own for the upcoming holiday? Here is what you need:
- 4X4X7″ Wood Blocks
- 120 Grit Sand Paper
- 3/8 Drill Bit
- Gray Spray Paint & White Spray Paint
- Shipping Tags
Pick up a 4X4 fence post at the hardware store. OR if you are like me, you may already have some scraps laying around the house. I cut mine down to 7-9″, you could also use varying heights to create more dimension.
Your edges may be a little rough, if that’s the case just use some 120 grit (or higher) sandpaper to make them smooth.
Before you begin this step, you will want to make sure your drill bit will create a hole large enough to fit the stem of your branches. If you are using similar branches as me, a 3/8 drill bit will work great.
I made my holes about 5″ deep.
Time to polish them up with some paint! I went with a gray and white theme, but you can make yours any color you wish.
I found some pre painted branches for my display, but you could easily use branches from your backyard and spray paint them gold and silver!
For the hanging tags, I picked up a back of shipping tags and layed them out with a marker.
This is a tradition I hope to bring back year after year. I am looking forward to seeing how my kids’ answers change over the years :)
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of True Value. The opinions and text are all mine.