My Pink Tree/I will be thankful in 2015 tree/ DIY Thank you Tree/DIY Homemade Centerpiece

11/1/2014

Hello my lovelies! Today at church, I heard this sermon about how when you feel God is speaking into your heart that we should jot it down. Write it down somewhere. In case we forget. To remind us when we go through tough times. To be thankful for the good times.ย Then it occurred to me. Most people would probably write a journal. Fair enough. But in my case, I have been known to eh hem… ‘misplace’ such journals. Also, Iย have been making a ‘thank you’ tree since sometime last year. So this year, I decided to make one. I thought I would make this, leave it around the entrance to my flat and hang my/other people’s contributions on the tree as the year goes on. Then at the end of the year, reflect on the scribbles. Not that we are not allowed to randomly read things off tree before the yr ends ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways. ย My hand is now coloured fluorescent pink. Still. It was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

What you need: Paint (or gold/silver spray), fake pearls, glitter, glue guns, some tree branches, bright fabric (or tissue paper or other types of fabric of your choice) and some strings of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Step 1: Paint your tree branch. Mine ended up pink because I found some pink paint. Other colours= $$$ย But you can use any colour your like ๐Ÿ™‚

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Step 2. Add glitter to the tree branch with wet/semi-dry paint. With a glue gun, add fake pearls to the tip of every branch. You don’t have to do this, but I chose to do this to make ย the tree more pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

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Step 3. With the glue gun, glue the branch into a glass jar. I understand if the branch is thick enough, you may not want to do this. But I chose to glue mine to give more stability to my tree structure. I then found some matching coloured fabric and covered the top of the glass jar ๐Ÿ™‚

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStep 4. Place the tree somewhere you won’t forget ๐Ÿ™‚ On pieces of blank paper, don’t forget to scribble what you are thankful for and then hang it on the tree ๐Ÿ™‚ One paper piece= does not have to be one thing. It can be many things. Whatever you feel like. Don’t forget to leave some matching coloured strings near the tree for other people to hang their notes ๐Ÿ™‚

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Finished product ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how you go! Have fun! x

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