With the holidays quickly approaching I am feeling the desire to make fun crafts with my daughter. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I thought we could focus on thankfulness and gratitude.
I started with a pretty centerpiece for my table. Holiday smells are so easy to recreate with store bought scented candles.
Again, I went into my yard and gathered autumn leaves, persimmons (I have a tree), and pine cones. Pine cones in my area fall around this time each years so I can use them for fall and winter decorations. I like the texture and added color for the display. I also printed out the Thankful Cards from Tater Tots and Jello.
I layered the bowl with leaves making sure to mix the colors and leave some leaves peeking out the side. Then the persimmons were added in the center. Pine cones were placed at random throughout. Last, I added the Thankful cards around the rim of the bowl.
The idea is each person at the table can take a card and write a short note of thanks. I will also add pre-written cards to be read aloud during the meal. My cards will include a short poem or saying, scripture, or a word of thanks to the people in my life.
A great alternative to this display is to use pomegranates, gourds, or apples. Each of these is easy to find at the grocery store and can be used later in a meal.