I saw this thankful tree on Pinterest and immediately wanted to create my own version. I collected some branches from our yard and repurposed the gold twigs from my Halloween tablescape. I cut out leaf shapes from various color card stock.
I started our tree at the beginning of November. Every evening before dinner we write down what we are thankful for and hang new leaves on the tree. This project did not cost any money since I already had the card stock.
The wreath of golden leave was also an inexpensive project that I was able to create without buying any additional supplies. I followed this easy tutorial found at Aprons & Ambitions. Instead of using brown paper bags, I used packaging paper. I cut out the leaves freehand because I didn't feel like messing with a stencil.
I like taking time to think about everything I have to be thankful for. I also appreciate my projects more when they cost very little money.