Give Thanks – Paper Quilt
We’ve done all sorts of turkey projects in the past, which always turn out cute – I’ve seen some really creative crafts and activities out and about blogland this year. For some reason, though, I was not feeling inspired!
A few days ago, we were puttering around with craft stuff and ended up putting together a paper quilt project using things we had around the house. I love how it turned out – sometimes those spur-of-the-moment things are the best!
We started with an 18″x24″ canvas (that has been taking up space and needing a purpose). The girls helped me look through our stash of scrapbooking paper scraps for blues, greens, and browns. I cut 3″ squares and we used Mod Podge to attach them patchwork-style to the canvas.
We then set to work creating little paintings of things we are thankful for. We used 3″ squares of white cardstock, extra-fine Sharpies, and watercolors with tiny brushes.
We let our little paintings dry, then used Mod Podge again to glue them to the canvas. I just love the combination of the girls’ handwriting and their tiny drawings!
Here is the finished product, in all its simple-and-meaningful glory. We gave it a nice place of honor in our living room, and I can see myself enjoying it year-round.
Do you have any gratitude projects in the works at your house? Anyone using a gratitude journal with kids – I’m thinking of doing something along those lines and would love to hear your ideas!