Monday, November 19, 2012

makin' it monday // thankful leaf garland

this week's project comes just in time for thanksgiving! i had many plans for thanksgiving projects and activities this month that just didn't work out because of the hurricane and being without power for almost 2 weeks. i picked one of my favorites to share with you this time around and by thursday i should have one more mini-project for you. well...for the kids ;)

here's how to make your own thankful leaf garland:

you will need: leaves (real or fake will do fine, we used real), paint, brushes, glitter, sharpie markers, embroidery floss, and a needle

with a sharpie, i wrote down some things we are thankful for on the medium sized leaves. i tried asking norah what she was thankful for but it was much easier to just ask "what do you love?"

norah painted the large sized leaves and then i helped her shake on some glitter

once the large leaves were dry, i paired each one with a medium sized leaf and tied them together with embroidery floss.

i alternated a leaf pair with a small leaf and strung them up with a needle and the embroidery thread

hang where you please and there you have it!
what are you thankful for?

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