DIY: The Thankful Tree
If you are a Pinterest fanatic like myself, you may have seen one of this year’s popular Thanksgiving centerpieces , the Thankful Tree, posted on various boards in your feed. If not, here is an example:
Photo credit: Pinterest
I loved the idea of incorporating this tree into my Thanksgiving/ Fall decor but I wanted to take it a step further than just a few twigs in a jar. I wanted my tree to be in living color! So I headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few items to make it happen. Luckily HL was having a sale on their floral stems 50% off…score….so that made my job even easier!
Here are the supplies I used for this project:
10 floral stems in various fall colors
a bag of rocks (not pictured)
a bag of American moss
styrofoam ( I would suggest a bigger one than pictured)
string or twine
a large vase
Step 1: Remove price tags. Place styrofoam and rocks in bottom of your vase.
Step 2: Begin arranging your stems based on your preference. I made sure that the color were a little more prominent that my green stems to make it look more like a fall tree.
Step 3: Using you twine or string to pull stems together to form tree trunk. Secure with a knot.
Step 4: Place moss around tree trunk to add more stability to the centerpiece.
Here is what you base should look like.
Step 5: Fluff, fluff, fluff and fluff some more to create the tree shape that you prefer.
Step 6: Stand back to make sure that you are pleased with your handiwork. If not continue with step 5.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Here in the finished product:
Initially I wanted to hang tags with what we are thankful for from the branches but I thought it might be overkill. I may still do that this weekend but I am kind of torn right now. What do you guys think?
The sign was a free printable from TomKat Studio. I just used some scrapbook paper and a frame from Goodwill to create the sign. I purchased a roll of mesh ribbon and transformed it into a table runner for the centerpiece to rest on. The total cost of this project was less than $30!
What will you have as your Thanksgiving centerpiece this year? Share in the comments below.
P.S. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win the Thanks+Giving giveaway. The winner will be announced on Thanksgiving Day!