Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I have seen many of these around the blogosphere and pinterest. I figured that this could be another Thanksgiving craft that I could pull together with what I already had on hand.
All I needed was:
brown spray paint
brown lunch bags
First, I raided our yard for some sticks/branches.
Then I spray painted them (I know you are starting to ask yourselves, "what doesn't she spray-paint...the answer not much). This took a couple of coats. I know it is ironic that I painted branches brown, but I wanted them darker than their natural color.
Next I found some brown lunch sacks. I cut them up so that I could have "paper" to trace and cut leaves out of.
I googled leaf templates. Found two leaves that I liked and I printed them off and then cut them out. I traced them onto the sheets of brown lunch sacks. I could fit 2 per sheet.
Before I cut them out, I stitched round my tracing lines with brown thread and my sewing machine. I then erased the pencil tracing marks. Then I cut out the leaves and punched a hole in the top.
I threaded the hole with a piece of embroidery floss, then tied it to make a loop.
Then I wrote down things our family was thankful for.
After all our leaves were done, we hung them on the branches that I had placed in a glass container filled with white lima beans.
Now we have a perfect little thankful tree to add to our house's Thanksgiving feel.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.