Kim over at Newlywoodwards is hosting her annual Dare to DIY series. This week’s challenge….Dare to DIY Thankful.
You may remember my crazy branch idea. Well, I decided that I wanted to incorporate that idea into this challenge. I already had my branch picked out – courtesy of a neighbor who had put this lovely piece out for the trashman. I attached some picture hooks to the branch and hung it on our wall in the living room. Then I took some frames that I had laying around in my craft room, added some lovely orange scrapbooking paper to them with the words “give” and “thanks” written on it. I used some left over twine to string them up onto the branch. It looked a bit bare, so I added some fall leaves to the branch to add dimension and color.
Seth came home and was a bit surprised to see a branch from our firewood pile hanging on the wall. But I think the decor is growing on him. I mentioned that it’s a seasonal arrangement so if he doesn’t like it after a month it can come down. But honestly, I may just switch out the frame photos and do a different arrangement as we move through the calendar.
The dogs and I took a leisurely walk through the park to go pinecone hunting. I used some of these pinecones as a part of our dining table centerpiece. With the leftover craft paper from the project I made little pinecone thankful note holders. On one I wrote, “I am thankful for….my family, especially Seth.” The other morning when Seth was leaving for work (and I was still in bed) I heard him say, “I’m thankful for you, too, honey.” At first I had no idea what he was talking about. While I appreciate the random comment, it doesn’t happen in our house often. Then I realized that he must have been checking out the table. it definitely brightened my day!
And because they are just so darn adorable – a picture of the girls from this weekend.