A Sign of Gratitude; Thanksgiving decor ideas

 Day 3: Thanksgiving Week

Today I am thankful for a job(well, my husbands job).  When his office all but shut down almost a year and a half ago now, and he got laid off it was a frightening experience.  We were surprisingly able to be cheerful, which saved us I think for utter fear and despair.  I realize that the Lord blessed us by the bucket load, and the hardships were not as hard as it could have been, but we definitely relied on Him daily.  I just would be so ungrateful if I didn’t realize what a blessing it is to have a job right now.  I hope that you are as blessed in this time of hardship for our whole country, I guess the world, and if you are going through a job loss, I hope that you too will be blessed. 
Well, it seems to me that thanksgiving decor is almost impossible to find.  Don’t get me wrong, I guess there are cornucopias and the like, but the stores go from Halloween candy to Christmas baubles in mid October…  So, by the time I started thinking I wanted some Thanksgiving decor nothing was there. 

Also looking on line, it seems that there are only table setting ideas, or fall ideas.  So, when I stumbled across this idea on Tatertots and Jello I thought, I could do that.

6 similar sized, and colored frames (dollar store)
3 sheets of fall colored scrap book paper
The word “thanks” printed out in a large format, with the cool font of your choice for cutting out.
Some fall leaves (I got some at the dollar store/or you could grab some from your yard?)
Hot glue
Glue stick

  • Purchase frames, and get your supplies together.
  • Decide what font you like. 
  • Type the word THANKS out on the computer, (I did 350 pnt font at least)
  • Print the words out onto white card stock (you could just print them onto the scrapbook paper, but that gives you less options when arranging and finishing it up)
    • Cut each individual letter out
    • Layout the frames in an order you like, rearranging til it looks good.
    • Decide what scrap book paper you in each frame.
    • Cut the scrapbook paper to fit frame.
    • Lay out the paper and letters on top to see how it all looks


  • Add leaves where ever you like them



  • Glue in place ( I used hot glue for the leaves, because the glue stick wasn’t working.  But I just used the glue stick for the letters)


Display somewhere that you will be reminded to give thanks!

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
 as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find,
in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”

-Henry Ward Beecher

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >I love this idea! Great family home evening project. I may do this and bring it down to my in-laws for hosting Thanksgiving…Thanks for the great idea!

  2. >Cassity, I love reading your posts and seeing your ideas. You are wonder woman. Thanks for being so inspiring. Nichole