16 November 2012

The Thankful Tree

Autumn is such a beautiful season – the colors, the weather, etc. More than that, though, it is beautiful to see people give thanks, counting how many ways God has blessed them. And for each and everyone of us living and breathing, that list is unending.

One way we display reminders to cultivate a thankful heart is with The Thankful Tree. This year instead of scrapbook paper we are using wooden chalkboard tags.

The Thankful Tree

For assembling, all you need is:

Sticks
Wooden Chalkboard Tags (make your own with wood slices and chalk paint or buy them already made)
Chalk (you can sharpen the chalk with a pencil sharpener)
Scissors
Glass Jar – gallon (shown) or half-gallon
Assorted Nuts, for extra beauty
Burlap and/or Ribbon, for extra beauty
Thankful Heart (“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart…”)

The Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name;
make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
tell of all His wondrous works!”

—1 Chronicles 16:8-9

The Thankful Tree

Are you building a Thankful Tree this year? What blessings will you be etching on the ornaments?

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  1. 81 Responses to “The Thankful Tree, with Chalk”

  2. Anonymous on Dec 6, 2014 said:

    I saw your post and instead of a christmas tree this year… just moved cross country, no kids at home & just little dogs… very rough last year.. I have drcided to create off your idea a christmas thankful tree and allow anyone including the mailman to select a blank ornament and chalk his thankful or season greeting/wish/pay it forward declaration and anyone is welcome to write and hang an ornament!!!
    Thank you so much for your inspiring idea for my Christmas!!! I will build the tree from sticks and fallen dead branches as to not use a live tree. Keeping it somewhat green this year, lol


  3. Joe on Aug 25, 2015 said:

    What a great design! Emily rose, thanks for sharing this design. I will try to do it myself…

    Best Regards,
    Joe Simpsol


  4. Selina on Sep 13, 2015 said:

    Thanks for sharing this cute idea, i will be making one this year with my new family and my extended one as well


  5. Teri Crawford Brown on Oct 31, 2015 said:

    Absolutelystunning. Your website is so well made and your photos are drool worthy. I am striving to do better photos. Keep doing what your doing, it is beautiful.


  6. Teresa George on Nov 2, 2015 said:

    Could you share where you found the glass jar? Having a difficult time finding one I like.
    Thx!


  7. Tiana on Nov 24, 2015 said:

    Oh I love this so much. I am so making one. For sure bookmarked :)

    Ps How did you create that notepad Recent Post widget? I would love to put that on my blog


  8. Sofie on Dec 1, 2016 said:

    Love this idea! And such great photos for an instant fall-feeling.


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