Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Thankful Banner

It never fails to amaze me how tired I can be before we get the kids to bed but, as soon as their precious heads hit their pillows, my second wind arrives. My motivation often comes from getting the dishes out of the sink and into the dishwasher, items on my list that need to be checked off, shows to watch with my husband, or fun crafts that need to be made. After a busy weekend, tonight I desperately needed some silence and some time to simply put things back where they belong. After our house was back under control, I got craft'n.

Last night I decided that I wanted to make a banner with 30 individual paper cards. We would hang it in our dining room and everyday during the month of November, we would write something that we are thankful for on one of the pieces of paper.
I gathered miscellaneous scrap papers that I had on hand, trying to go for the fall colors so, they would match.
I cut the colored paper into 4.5 X 3.5 pieces.
 I gathered up some scrap white paper. You know, paper that things have printed wrong on, paper that was already used....just scrapes. I cut 30 pieces of 3X4. Next. I glued the white paper onto the larger sized, colored paper.
 I hole punched them all so, they can be tied onto a piece of fall colored yarn.
 30 pieces of yarn.
 It turned out way longer than I expected but, I think it's going to look really neat when each day is filled up with something that we are thankful for. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and it'll be a good decoration, when it has all of our "thankful words" written on it. 

 Jeremiah helped me hang our Thankful Banner in our dining room/kitchen. I'm excited to write something down each day with Judah and teach him about being thankful. I'm also excited to see what things he says he's thankful for.


  1. this is wonderful...I like the way you did it and the way you explained the process...great way to teach your kids too!

  2. Lovely project, Angela. Great teaching tool and a way to bring the family together in thanking God for His many gifts.

  3. What a great idea! I might "borrow" this one :)


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