A Simple (but Delightful) Keepsake

Thanksgiving Keepsake


Aside from a week off school, family time, loads of food, football games and great naps, I love what Thanksgiving is all about.  I also look forward to the traditions that have begun now that Rhett is here.  This is Rhett’s third year celebrating Thanksgiving and each year we have made a Thanksgiving gift for his grandparents who we are SO THANKFUL for!  Now that Rhett can paint (sort of) and string beads, I have the perfect gift in mind.  Thanksgiving Gift Rhett


And…I loved how Rhett’s turned out so much that I decided to have my Kinders make one for their parents as well!  As you can see, their painting work was a little more thorough.Thanksgiving Gift Cardboard

You Will Need:

  • 6″ x 6″ in piece of cardboard (I cut mine from a box)
  • 5″ x 5″ piece of burlap
  • 4″ x 4″ photo (or cut your 4 x 6 photo)
  • Brown pipe cleaner
  • Wooden beads (from Michaels)
  • Hole punch
  • Paint and brushes
  • Raffia


Step 1: Cut the cardboard, punch a few holes and paint!

Step 2: String beads on a pipe cleaner and attach to the cardboard.

Step 3: Once the paint dries, glue burlap piece and glue your photo.

Step 4: Add a raffia bow.

Thanksgiving Gift Burlap

Thanksgiving Gift

Happy Thanksgiving!



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