When I saw this Thankful Tree at Simply Vintage Girl, I knew I wanted to replicate it for our home. If our tree branches would have had the opportunity to dry by now they would have made a perfect DIY, but #aintnobodygottimeforthat so I was happy that she gave a reference to where I could buy some. Any tags would work, but I loved the rustic look of these, and they can be used year-after-year.
The tags came from the sweetest Etsy shop I have had the privilege of doing business with (you can get them here). They are kind of chunky pieces of branches, painted with chalkboard paint. I love that I can use these many times over and for all sorts of different things...Christmas wishes, Valentine sentiments, Lenten reminders, summer bucket list...!
Making the tree was so easy! I already had branches (painted) in a vase. All I had to do was tie twine onto the tags (the hole is already there), and write on them! I used a chalkboard marker because I have more control over my writing that way and I think it looks a lot nicer.
Brad, Faith, I, and each of the daycare kids took turns writing (or dictating) what we're thankful for so that everyone is represented on the tree. I have a blank one or two...maybe Remi will have to have one, too. :)
Kids are funny. :) We'd been talking about My Little Ponies this morning so I'm guessing that's why Abby had them on the brain.
I can't wait to change it up for Christmas! I'm itching to decorate this year and have plans to begin this weekend. Can't wait to share Christmas decorations, a very practical poop-related (what??) organizing project, and some bathroom upgrade ideas with you in the next couple weeks!