Saturday, 8 October 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

For all the Canadians out there, Thanksgiving weekend is here and I came across this wonderful idea from YHL.  I'm sure you all know them, but if not, check them out, you don't know what you're missing!  They're so thoughtful and creative with so many great ideas! 

So although we're starting a bit late, I thought it would be a really nice thing to try this year.  Each day we write something we're thankful for on a slip of paper and put it in a jar, not knowing what the other person writes.  When the month is done we'll read them together.  Afterwards I think I'll put all the papers aside for Christmas time.  Then I plan to put them in a clear glass ornament for the Christmas tree (yes my mind is there already), label the year on it, and that way each year we can reminisce about all the years we have collected!

I went to Michaels and picked up 3 fall coloured papers in green, orange and brown for a dollar each. 

When I got home I decided that I didn't want the papers to be very big so I decided on 1.5 x 3 inch rectangles. I measured out a grid and got to cutting with my super fancy scissors! Cutting is always more fun with patterned scissors. 

I grabbed a glass jar I had on hand (left over from my sister's wedding centre pieces, thanks K!), gave it a quick wash and a couple coats of Rustoleum's Frosted Glass spray paint.  I put some letter stickers on it saying "thanks".  Easy peasy!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend if and however you celebrate it!

PS.  I hope to have a new header to share with you on Monday  :)

Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions?  Any fun crafts?

1 comment:

  1. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Lindsay & Darryl!