12 Gratitude Projects to Create With Your Family

As we gather together celebrate the blessings of friends and family this Thanksgiving, we’re reminded of the power of gratitude.

This November, as your family begins to take inventory of their many blessings, I encourage you to join forces in creating a tangible expression of gratitude for all to see and enjoy. Not only will your gratitude project fill the thankful hearts of everyone who participates, it will serve as a beautiful reminder of the things that matter most.

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    Gratitude projects

    Take a look at 12 fun and creative ways to express gratitude with your family this holiday season!

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    Thankful garland by Simply Modern Mom

    Not only does this thankful garland beautifully display messages of gratitude with gorgeous crunchy texture, it celebrates the colors and the sentiment of the season in perfect harmony.

    Get the full tutorial at Simply Modern Mom

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    Giving Tree by D.L. Rhein

    A giving tree positioned as the centerpiece to your holiday feast is a wonderful way to focus on the blessings of friends and family. Use tags as place cards at each setting so each guest can participate in the celebration of gratitude.

    Get the full tutorial at D.L. Rhein

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    Thankful branch by Titanium White

    If you're looking for a unique spin on a gratitude tree, you've found it in this thankful branch! Bringing this seasonal element indoors creates an artistic installation with sentimental meaning.

    Get the full tutorial at Titanium White

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    Thankful garland by Tatertots & Jello

    Perfect for a mantel, bookshelf, table, stairs, or anywhere, this Thanksgiving garland adds festive charm and a spirit of gratitude wherever you choose to display it! With blessings composed on each leaf, this garland is sure to become a family favorite for years and years.

    Get the full tutorial at Tatertots & Jello

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    Thankful tree by Simply Vintage Girl

    Fall has a unique way of reminding us of what really matters, and this thankful tree with wooden chalkboard tags satisfies our love of rustic design like no other. Gather your family and friends to inscribe personal blessings on each ornament to enjoy all season long.

    Get the full tutorial at Simply Vintagegirl

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    Thankful Leaf Garland by Katie's Nesting Spot

    For a fun, creative spin on thankful garland, try adding a blessing each day of the month and watch your garland grow while your heart fills with gratitude!

    Get the full tutorial at Katie's Nesting Spot


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    Thanksgiving Blessing Board by Whipperberry

    Rosettes, clothespins, and blessings -- oh my! Give thanks this season with a blessing board thoughtfully displayed as a beautiful decorative element with a positive message.

    Get Whipperberry's full tutorial at Tatertots & Jello


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    Gratitude Tree by Kids Activities Blog

    If you're looking for a fun way to count blessings with little ones, this gratitude tree in 6 easy steps is the way to go! As an added bonus, your gratitude tree serves as a perfect table centerpiece or gift for the grandparents!

    Get the full tutorial at Kids Activities Blog

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    Thankful tree 2 by Simply Vintage Girl

    More than just a chic display, this tree with beautifully colored tags displaying messages of grateful hearts is really something special.

    Get the full tutorial at Simply Vintagegirl

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    Gratitude garland by Somewhat Simple

    If you're looking for an easy way to beautifully display your blessings, check out this gratitude garland! Just print, cut, write, fold, assemble, and hang!

    Get the full tutorial at Somewhat Simple

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    Gratitude tree by Blooming Homestead

    Your mama always told you to count your blessings, and with this gratitude tree you can. Perfect for using year after year, you'll want to create new leaves annually (while cherishing the old) for use on your beautifully framed tree.

    Get the full tutorial at Blooming Homestead


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    Gratitude Tree by Pi'ikea Street

    Your kids are sure to love creating this three-dimensional gratitude tree for the Thanksgiving season. When used as a table centerpiece, blessings written on leaves can be seen by everyone at the table!

    Get the full tutorial at Pi'ikea Street


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