Give thanks this holiday season! Share what you are thankful for with this Thanksgiving Tree canvas.
There is a park on the way home from Littlest’s school, and when the weather is nice, really any time it’s not raining, he often asks to stop and play on the way home. I’ve started stashing snacks and a drink in my bag when I pick him up so I’m ready for impromptu play dates whenever we can.
We are currently enjoying some lovely ‘fall’ weather, with late afternoon temperatures in the 70s. Glorious weather for some time running around at the park. It reminds me why I swelter through the summer months. The leaves on the trees at the park have begun to fall and Littlest was asking about the colors of the leaves. Most of the trees at this park are post oak trees, which, sadly, just turn brown in the fall and then fall to the ground.
Because we are pretty surrounded by trees that don’t have leaves that change to vibrant hues, our own yard only has pine trees, Littlest has become very interested in trees with leaves that do change color. Personally, I love the fall leaves on Crape myrtles.
Creating a Thanksgiving tree is such a fun tradition. I love the visual reminder to be thankful and the chance to share with others the things I am thankful for, and hear what they are thankful for. While I have created twig trees in the past, this easy stamped Thanksgiving Tree canvas is fun for everyone to help make.
Creating our own Thanksgiving Tree canvas also gave Littlest the chance to choose the colors for our leaves.
Thanksgiving Tree Supplies:
Canvas (any size)
Empty toilet paper or paper towel roll
Begin by cutting out a tree silhouette from the brown paper. Include the tree trunk and as many branches as you would like. Glue the paper trunk to the canvas and allow to dry.
We went with red, orange, and gold for the leaf colors on our tree. I squeezed a dollop of each color onto a paper plate. Pinch the ends of your empty toilet paper of paper towel roll to create a ‘leaf’ shape that you will use as your stamp. Dip the roll into the paint and stamp them onto your canvas, creating leaves for your tree. We layered the leaves on our tree, rotating through the various colors.
Once the leaves are dry you can use a marker to write what you are thankful for onto your leaves. Fill in your tree throughout the month leading up to Thanksgiving.
Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert to wow your guests? Make this Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake!