There are many ways to design and use a thankful tree. The one thing that they all have in common is cultivating an attitude of gratitude in the home. Creating and using one is an activity the whole family will enjoy.
Some people put them up on the first of November to write things they are grateful for throughout the month. Others use them as a centerpiece for thanksgiving dinner for their guests to decorate. They are also a wonderful addition to a fall nature table.
There are many ways to create a tree, and many things to use as decorations to write what we are thankful for. Below you will find a few of my favorite examples from creative and crafty to kid-made.
Top 10 Thankful Trees
1. Fall Thankful Tree from Consumer Crafts
This tree uses real branches, silk leaves, photographs, and tags to write what you are thankful for.
2. How to Make a Thankful Tree from The Happy Housewife
This tree uses branches with lights and paper maple leaves cut using a large paper punch.
3. The Thankful Tree with Chalk from Simply Vintagegirl
This tree uses real branches and wood pieces with chalkboard paint.
4. Make a Thankful Tree for Your Celebration Centerpiece from Lia Griffith
This tree uses willow branches painted gold and a free printable leaf pattern.
5. Thankful Tree Free Printable from Craftionary
This tree provides a free printable to use to make your tree using separate paper leaves. It also includes a free “Give Thanks” printable.
6. Gratitude Tree Advent Calendar from Oopsy Daisy
This tree uses magnets that you stick onto a tree while saying what you are grateful for each day until Thanksgiving.
7. Thankful Tree Tutorial from One Creative Mommy
This tree uses brown packing paper for the tree and paper maple leaves.
8. Our November Thankful Tree from Simply Rebekah
This tree uses brown paper for the tree and laminated construction paper for the leaves.
9. How to Make a Thankful Tree from Our Goodwin Journey
This simple wall tree uses construction paper to create a tree. Trace your own hands on cardboard paper and you have the leaves to write upon.
10. Thanks and Giving Trees from Cranial Hiccups
These are small trees to print out on paper for each child to use. One is for writing what you are thankful for while the other is for writing down what you have given of yourself. A lovely idea for anyone. They come complete with printable leaves–more available than pictured below.
Bonus Thankful Tree
There are many ways to create a thankful tree. Copy any one of these creations or combine any of these amazing ideas to make a version that works for you and your family. Enjoy!
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