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How to Create a Thanksgiving Tree

November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Tree

No matter what the weather is like, fall is a beautiful season. It means the holidays are here, and it’s a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. With Thanksgiving coming up, we’re especially thinking about everything we’re grateful for. And what better way to show love, happiness, and gratitude than with a Thanksgiving tree?

We’re not talking about getting your hands dirty and becoming one with Mother Nature. We mean counting your blessings by creating your own Thanksgiving tree using a large jar, a few sticks, and a little creativity. It’s a kid-friendly DIY way to display everything you’re thankful for this season.


Here’s how to create your family’s own Thanksgiving tree.

First, gather:

A gallon-size glass jar to use as the base

A handful of branches

Chalkboard tags and chalk

Enough assorted nuts to fill the jar

Burlap or string


Then, distribute the chalkboard tags among your family members and give everyone a piece of chalk. Each person should write something they are thankful for on each of the tags. Thread the string through the tags.

For a fun twist, you can give the chalkboard tags out at your Thanksgiving gathering, and have each of the guests come up with their own. This will make for a truly special Thanksgiving tree.

Fill the jar with the mixed nuts, and then position the branches in the jar so they are scattered but upright. Tie the tags on different levels of different branches, much like you’d put ornaments on a Christmas tree.

Your Thanksgiving tree is ready! It makes a great decoration at the entrance of your home, and can even be a beautiful centerpiece at your dinner table. Happy Thanksgiving!

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