Hey hey Remodelaholics? How are you? It’s Karah here again from thespacebetweenblog.net. Can you believe it is November already? I feel like 2014 just got started, and here it is getting ready to end. As is typical this time of year, I try to take some time and absorb everything that has taken place throughout the year and even take a moment to look forward to what the next chapter in life will bring.
2014 found us doing a lot of remodeling from a complete front porch makeover (that won a Better Homes & Gardens Outdoor Decor challenge!) to a more recent master bathroom … from a room that used to be a closet. For anyone else who is in the midst of a lot of remodeling you know it is sometimes hard to see the forest through the tress, so to speak. Taking some time to really celebrate the accomplishments and be thankful for every little detail can refuel the soul.
Crafty Ways to Give Thanks
Even though we’re still in the middle of the remodeling, and holiday decorating is going to have to take a back seat this year I found these great ways to infuse a little holiday spirit into our space and be sure to take a little time to give thanks season.
Random Acts of Kindness Tree – count down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar that celebrates random acts of kindness
Thankful Branch – start looking for those branches now
The Thankful Tree With Chalk – chalk markers would work great for this project
Family Tree – I love the idea of clipping up family pictures old and new
Thankful Pumpkin – these could even be fun name card holders for Thanksgiving dinner
Thankful Writing Prompt Family Activity – you could put the printable behind the glass in the frame and write in ideas with a dry erase markers so you could change them up as the season progresses
Thankful Pumpkin – I love this idea!
Hand Thankful Book – too cute, and would be a great keepsake for years to come
Chalkboard Garland – this is a very classy looking garland
A Grateful Garland – clothes pin leaves from your yard and use a metallic marker pen to write what you’re thankful for
Thankful Bucket Garland – when you have too many things to list you need to use buckets
Easy Enterraining Ideas
Thankful Placemat – these would make a great conversation starter at your next dinner party
Family Heritage Centerpiece – another reason to pull out all of those old family photos
Decorating With Thankful Messages – I like that these are printed on simple tags that can be found at pretty much any craft supply store
Thankful Jar – this would be a fun tradition year after year
From my home to yours, I hope you’ve found a few things to help you commemorate that for which you are most thankful. And have a wonderful holiday season with the ones you love the most. You can also check out an idea for 12 Days of Kindness and 10 DIY Sentimental Gift Ideas.