DIY Thankful Challenge

Kim over at Newlywoodwards is hosting her annual Dare to DIY series. This week’s challenge….Dare to DIY Thankful.

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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.

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"Give Thanks"

Newlywoodwards, tree branch decoration, tree branch art

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.

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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!

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And because they are just so darn adorable – a picture of the girls from this weekend.

Because sometimes you just can’t get close enough to the ones you love!


2 thoughts on “DIY Thankful Challenge

  1. Awww…. love the pictures of the pups! Too cute! Love your projects, too. Esp. the branch. Ryan does the same thing when I do crazy things with decor. Aren’t you glad we have guys who just let us do our things sometimes? Even when it means putting branches on the wall? 😉

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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