Saturday, October 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Coundtown/Gratitude Decor with Punky Sprouts

A while back my friend Elena shared this project on her blog.  I love the idea of getting the kids actively thinking of things they are grateful for, so I adapted the idea and came up with my project for today.

I used a piece of Punky Playground covered with patterned paper and this tree cut file from the Silhouette store.  A bunch of gorgeous Punky Sprouts buttons 'ground' the tree.  At first I used just the softer button colors to match the background, but then I decided it would look too light once the bright leaves were added, so I mixed in some of the brighter colors, and also layered buttons on buttons, because you can never  have enough buttons, right?  I also added a little bit of the crocheted trim that Punky Sprouts is now carrying on the back so we can hang this.

Then I cut a whole bunch of Lawn Fawn stitched leaves dies in different colors of cardstock.  Beginning in November, I'll have Ellie add one leaf to the tree each day, writing on it something she is grateful for.  At the end of the month, she'll have a beautiful leafy tree and a reminder of how blessed she is.

I love how this turned out.  It was so easy, and the best part is that nothing here was new, all the papers/cardstock came out of my stash of old things.  This is a quick and easy 2 hour project that will turn into a keepsake.  I showed it to Ellie today and she actually wanted to know if we would do this every year!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for coming by!

Supplies Used:  
Punky Sprouts:  Assorted Buttons, Punky Playground, Crocheted Lace - Available here:
Other:  Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves Dies; MME - Merry and Bright Patterned Paper; Fancy Pants - Summer's End Patterned Paper; Various Scrap Cardstock pieces; CTMH - Liquid Glass, Bonding Memories Adhesive


  1. Wow, I love this. Great colors and such a fun idea with the buttons.

  2. Such a cute idea to do with your daughter!

  3. Ohhhhhhhh what a great idea and I love love love it!! This is gorgeous!! PINNING!!!!!!!

  4. This turned out beautifully! What a great way to remind your daughter to count her blessings. Love it.

  5. What a great idea! I love it . . . will be fun to see what Ellie fills her tree with!

  6. Love how you used the oldies but goodies! The additions of buttons are lovely!! Beautiful job, Miriam!

  7. so awesome.. love how you used the buttons.. great designing..

  8. What a great take on the gratitude tree idea! Turned out so beautiful and will become a treasured keepsake for sure!!