The Family Piggy Bank

DIY-Thankful Tree
November 19, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

This project makes a wonderful annual tradition that your family can really grow into.

What you'll need

  • Flowerpot
  • Art sand (sold at craft supply stores)
  • Bare tree branch
  • Colored craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Large ornament hanger or straightened paper clip

How to make it

  1. Fill a flowerpot with sand and set in a shapely bare tree branch.

  2. Next, cut a pile of leaf shapes from colored craft foam.

  3. As your guests arrive, have them take a leaf and, with a permanent marker, write their name and the date on one side and something they're grateful for on the other.

  4. To decorate your tree, push a large ornament hanger or straightened paper clip through the stem of each leaf and hang it in place.


  • MamaBear2cubs
    November 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

  • BdayPartyMom
    November 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    What a great idea!   Do you save the leaves from prior years or just add leaves each year?

  • suziejax
    November 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    cute! We did one like this last year they are fun

  • cjsmom1
    by cjsmom1
    November 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM


  • ceo-mom
    by ceo-mom
    November 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    great idea i will definitly go for it. thanks.

  • Stevensmomma
    November 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    very cute

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