Wednesday, November 07, 2007

My Thanksgiving Tree


A few weeks ago, there was a mighty big windstorm. During this windstorm, a good sized branch was broken off from a tree in our back yard. I saved this branch and today I made it into our Thanksgiving tree.
I had to saw off the bottom of the limb, otherwise it would have been too tall. Then, I took it out to the garage and spray painted it white and threw silver glitter on it. After it dried, I placed it (thick end up) in a pot and filled the pot with stones (That was Joe's idea and I must admit it worked out well!)
Now that the tree was ready I made a bunch of the leaves I saw on Clarice's site last month (http://storybookwoods.typepad.com/storybook_woods/autumn_bliss/index.html)
I like them better then my last attempt, because I made them smaller and they looked better that way to me. On each leave, we wrote something we were thankful for. I really like how it turned out! What do you think?
Now I need to make some more leaves, because we ran out of leaves before we ran out of blessings! LOL

7 comments:

Tracy said...

I love it!

Storybook Woods said...

Terri your tree is wonderful. I could see how those fabric leaves would be perfect for something like this. I love the fabric you used to. Clarice

Salesdiva said...

So do you have leaves ready for when the Steptoe's decend on the Pollhein Palace?

Paula said...

What a great idea! I love that you used a broken branch from your tree and your leaves are too cute. I just might have to steal your idea...lol!

Vee said...

What a great idea! Thanks for your visit today...come back anytime!

Kelli said...

Oh, that is such a great idea! It's beautiful and what a wonderful way to record blessings!
Kelli

Mrs. Staggs said...

This is such a lovely project Terri. I really love it!