Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Giving Tree

I saw this idea in a Pottery Barn catalog and had to replicate it. The idea of it is to have the family write down one thing they are thankful for each day in the month of November in the spirit of Thanksgiving. I thought this would be a great family tradition and would be fun to look back as the kids get older the things they said they were thankful for. Also it would be a daily reminder to count our blessings.

Materials needed:
1 yd of brown felt
1/2 yd of green felt
1/2 yd of yellow felt ( I found a mustard yellow to go along with the fall colors)
1/4 yd of 4 different fall looking fabrics
Fabric glue or glue gun

I have to say it was a little time consuming cutting out all the leaves and numbers. I am sure there is an easier way of doing it. Just make sure that you make pockets out of the leaves so that way the notes can be placed in each leaf. Please feel free to leave a comment or email me for the template.
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  1. I thought I left a comment already! The tree is so cute! You did a great job!

  2. Hi there,

    I have been searching for a tutorial on this for AGES.... any change you'd be willing to share your templates with me? I want one of these but don't have the cash to buy one... so any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    alreillygator AT yahoo DOT com

  3. I would love the template as well. I've been looking for some sort of tutorial online for awhile now, so this is what I need. I know, it's already november. i've got a late start. if you could email me the template, I'd appreciate it.
    alisonnay at gmail dot com