DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece: A Giving Tree

A tree that celebrates giving and being thankful is a special treat for guests and family this holiday.

A Giving Tree

Invite guests around your Thanksgiving table to share what they are thankful for and what they would like to give to others in the upcoming year. Supply List: crafting pumpkin/knife/drill/newspaper/tree branch/scrapbooking paper/hole punch/scissors/twine/hot glue gun/markers/moss/acorns/small plants

Glue for Stability

Hot glue the branch to the bottom of the pumpkin.

Add Dirt

Help to stabilize the pumpkin and branch by filling your pumpkin with potting soil.

Plant Your Pumpkin

Plant the pumpkin with small plants and cover any visible soil with moss. Top the moss with acorns and fresh fallen leaves to mimic the forest floor.

Ready for Leaves

Add the tree to the table top. Here it will wait for its leaves to be added by your family and guests.

Have Leaves Ready

With scissors, cut out leaf patterns of your choice. Next punch holes in the tops and add twine loops for hanging. Scatter these around the table with markers for guests to write on.

Full of Thanks and Giving

Soon enough, the tree is full with lovely thoughts and sentiments of giving and thanks.

Go Leaf Peeping

Don't forget to enjoy what everyone else is thankful for and what they plan to give. It will inspire you for the holiday season!

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