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Gratitude Keeper


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!


  1. Missy says:

    Love this! Such a great idea!

  2. So cute! I love the design and the wood you used. I bet this would be cute using pallet wood too. Just wanted you to know, there’s a new linky party in town, Scraptastic Saturdays. It’s still going on. I would love for you to link up. All linked ups will be shared via FB/Twitter/Pinterest. Hope to see you there. Have a wondeful weekend.

  3. shauna says:

    this is so sweet! great idea…

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