It is time for one of my favorite blog parties of the year. NewlyWoodwards is again hosting a Weekly Dare to DIY Blog Party. This week is Dare to be . . . Thankful.
I had an old glass-less frame in my basement. This never happens. I'm not the type of person to just hang onto something in case I might need it someday. I usually am always purging. It was very random that I had a frame lying around. Lucky for me, but I doubt it will ever happen again. I've had plans to make this into a pin board forever and this challenge was just the push I needed.
Tom cut some sound board for me to fit into the frame for me. I was determined to use things I had, so I went to my fabric stash. I had burlap, which happened to be the right size and match my walls perfectly! I covered the board and stapled it into the back. And, because I am super classy - I taped it to the frame. At least I used striped tape because that ups the class, right?
Next, my mother cut some leaves out of construction paper for me - helps having an elementary school teacher mom who has access to all the die cuts they have. I set out the leaves and told my kids they could write what they are thankful for on the leaves. I even gave them permission to use a Sharpie - all the incentive my son needs to write.
We just pinned them on using dressmaker pins.
We will keep doing this throughout the season and hopefully fill this up. The book sitting in front of the pin is our Book of Thanks. We set it out for our annual Pie Party and guests write down what they are thankful for in it.
We are very blessed and I love being able to find ways to show we are grateful!
also linking to: Serenity Now, At the Picket Fence, Tatertots and Jello, Naptime Crafters, Be Different Act Normal