This month, my family and I have been making a concentrated effort to write down as many things as possible that we are grateful for as they come up. It has been awesome to be able to capture all of the many different things that we are grateful f
or. I wanted us to be able to remember these for the next week and incorporated most of the items on our list into a thankful paper leaf wreath.
- Foam wreath
- Stuffed and Thankful digital kit by Michelle Batton
- Fall Harvest digital kit by Wishing Well Creations
- Autumn leaves template and cutting files by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
- Leaf Cut files by Paper Garden Projects
- Straight pins/ hat pins
- Die cut machine, scissors and exacto knife
Step 1: Print solid and patterned papers from selected digital kits. Cut autumn leaf shapes by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs out of solid colored papers and cut additional leaf shapes from Paper Garden Projects out of patterned papers.
Step 2: Mist and crumple up solid colored leaf shapes for additional texture and dimension. Smooth out the shapes, arrange in lines and allow time for them to dry.
Once they are dry, write down one thing that you are grateful for on each leaf. On some, I wrote around the leaf and on others, I wrote what I was grateful for in the center of the leaf for some variety.
Step 3: Using straight pins/ hat pins, attach the solid and patterned leaves two at a time to the foam wreath. Continue around the entire wreath, adding additional leaves as needed
Step 4: Add bow to finish wreath and hang as a reminder of the many things that you are thankful for this season
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