Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn-inspired Thankful Sentiment Tree

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Autumn is here ... I mean really here!  I haven't seen a Fall like this in many years.  This past week, my husband and I rode around town to see the beautiful changing leaves in all of their vibrant glory.  There's something about the warm colors that can make you forget all of your worries and remember days gone by.  So forget that you have laundry to fold ... forget that the dishes are clean in the dishwasher - ready to be put away in their rightful place .... and forget that you still haven't called to make a hair appointment ... Autumn is here and ready to be enjoyed!

Here's a sampling of the pictures we took:


See what I mean about the colors?  And so it begins ... being surrounded by all of the gorgeous colors makes a girl feel crafty!  I just knew I had to do something to celebrate the season.  So last night we watched my neighbors children and made an Autumn-inspired Thankful Sentiment Tree a.k.a. the Thanksgiving tree.  We cut some branches from one of our trees in the side yard and tied them together with ribbon. Then we used a Sizzix die-cut for the leaves and the kids wrote things they are thankful for on each leaf.  The final step was to tie assorted ribbons to the branches and adhere all of the leaves.  The best part is that we cut extra leaves so the kids can invite their friends and family to add to the Thanksgiving tree. 
The kids had some wonderful things to be thankful for like family, their home, God, chocolate ... Ninja Warrier and Nascar!!!


Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Melis, beautiful pictures and what a great craft to do with the kids!! Thanks for sharing.