Be Thankful! (& thrifty!)

I made it just in time for Thanksgiving (one day to spare) but I wanted to share some easy-last minute-inexpensive Thanksgiving decor ideas. Start with a paper towel/toilet paper or wrapping paper roll. Get some raffia, hot glue and anything for a place card or name tag (in this case I used fabric leaves I already had) Also, for the 'Thankful Tree' you'll need some sticks/branches, glitter spray paint and little cut out or stenciled leaves. This project is super simple and adds that Fall/Thanksgiving touch and is also perfect for kids and family to really express what you are thankful for each and every day! Happy Thanksgiving all and as always, Happy Crafting! (time for me to go start cooking! haha)

I also found these great placemats!

Write the names of your family.guests


Leaf stencils with colored paper

gather some branches and spray with the glitter, my can
decided to stop working so as a result it is not as 'glittery'
as it should be (great for re-use at Christmas time)

its 'glittery' in the sun :)
excuse my messy dining room/craft table! But after you cut out your leaves and write little 'thankful' messages on them, attach them to the branhes with tape or string to create your thankful tree centerpiece!

Now you are ready to go with your newly created napkin rings/place holders!

Also, you can head over to:
and print out the 'Blessed' printable and have the entire family write what
they are thankful for and frame it for a great addition to your table!
see below: (minus my reflection haha)

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Hi Jessi!
    I just found you blog while blog hopping tonight! I'm so glad I came across yours! I love to create on a budget as well! I've enjoyed looking through you great projects! I'm your newest follower!
    Come on by sometime! I have a weekly link party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesday! It's for projects made $10 or less! I would love to have you!

  2. I'm so glad you found/liked it! I'm def new at this but love it! I am heading over to check out yours now! The link party sounds fab I've never done one-- Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks again!