Dare to…be thankful

Posted by Liz McCoy Monday, November 14, 2011

I’m joining in on the Dare to DIY blog party hosted by NewlyWoodwards


Dare to DIY


For the next few weeks she has picked themes for the diy challenges.


This week’s theme is:

Party Date: Monday, Nov. 14

Dare to… be thankful!

Take some time making your own DIY Thanksgiving project. It could be a fun Thanksgiving advent calendar, a banner or something completely unique. Post about what you made, how you made it and photos in its new home.
(Last year's)


I took my inspiration from the uber talented Becky Higgins, in 2010 she made a grateful poster that was set out for all her family to write on.

Photo Credit: Becky Higgins.com


Now that my oldest is able to write his letters I wanted to start this tradition this year. I used a chipped frame that we had lying around the house and a piece of poster board trimmed down to size. I used my old school Sizzix Die Cutting machine to punch out the letters for Thankful, out of some brown cardstock I had in my craft supplies. The hardest part was getting the letters lined up and glued on looking straight. Each of us picked a color to write our blessings on the board. It has been fun to see what makes my 5 year old thankful. Like, eating 3 candy, arbys, outside, look mom is on there too!.  He also is very excited to have such a large writing area and as you can see likes to write super big!






The poster sits low on the wall so that my son can easily reach and write. I sit the pens on top and that is working pretty well. It sits right outside our bedrooms and is visible from our living room. I like having it in a high traffic area so we are reminded to be thankful and to document those blessings.



My goal is to make one of these each year on Nov 1st and keep it going until Christmas or the new year. It will be fun to look back and see what we were thankful for at different points in our lives.

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