This the season when we typically think about the many things we are grateful for. I love the idea of sharing with your family one thing you are grateful for the entire month of November. With that in mind, I came up with a way to “count our blessings” and share them as a family.
Years ago, I had some pumpkins cut out of a large sheet of bead board. I had some leftovers and decided to use them.
After painting them and adding a stencil, I knew I wanted to make a basket of sorts.
I used some wood pieces to connect them. About 4×4 squares.
For the base, I used a paper plate and just glued on. Easy and cheap!
Use what you have on hand.
I also glued on a small chalkboard with a clothes pin. This will hold what we are grateful for that day.
For the back, I added small clothes pins to hold the paper so we can write our blessings down on and add to the “keeper.”
Then, each day we can pull one out at a time!
This year, my Thanksgiving table is inspired by “gold and white” so I knew that this Gratitude Keeper had to be gold and white as well. We should count our blessings and share them as a family. You may surprised at the little things we can be grateful for.
How will you count your blessings this year?
I love this project because I had everything at home to make it. With a little creativity and a vision, I am grateful that I didn’t have to spend any money. Mr. CSI is even more grateful!
I crack myself up!
Always remember to Create, Share and Inspire!