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Thankful Tree

With the holidays right around the corner here’s a fun home décor idea to get folks into the spirit of being thankful.

Start by going to your local craft store and purchasing a bundle of bendable-lighted tree branches.  I took two branches and taped them to a metal plate, securing them with electrical tape.  I wrapped May Arts Wired Burlap ribbon around the base to hide the electrical wiring and then covered the plate with a recycled burlap sack from my local coffee roasters.

I wanted to have a common theme for my thankful tags, so I started by die cutting out a half dozen tags from kraft card stock.  Once I had the tags cut I then used the same dies and cut out the same tags with the May Arts wired burlap ribbon.  I used varying sections of the ribbon, one I covered completely with the burlap and the others I cut sections of the die cut and places on the tags.  Mix it up and use as little or as much burlap ribbon as you want.

Next pick a few flower stamps, I used Hero Arts Poinsetta & Berries, Hero Arts Scalloped Flower and WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouette, and ink them up in red ink and stamp them onto kraft, fussy cutting out the stamped images.  Or, for the HA Scallop Flower I stamped the flower twice, once on Echo Park For the Record paper and then again on kraft card stock, cut out and assemble.  I used Tim Holtz distress stain antique linen around all of the tags.  Use glossy accents and black rhinestones to accent the flowers.  Once you’ve got all your flowers stamped, inked and dried with the glossy accents it’s time to add them to the tags.

On a couple of the tags I added some May Arts silk to the burlap, to give some seams to the tags.  Adhere all ribbon to tag and add a second tag to the back to hide any extra ribbon or die cuts.  Die cut out some PTI double sided banners and select either stickers or sentiments for what you’re thankful for.  Add some May Arts Cord Burlap to the tags and tie to the thankful tree.

Blog post by: Erin Thiem

May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies:

  • Echo Park For the Record Tailored patterned paper
  • Hero Arts Scalloped Flower, Poinsettia and Berries
  • Sentiments: Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends

Other Supplies Used:

  • WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouette
  • PTI pure poppy ink
  • Versafine black
  • Tim Holtz distress stain antique linen
  • Recollections black rhinestones
  • Glossy Accents
  • PTI kraft and dark chocolate card stock
  • PTI Tag It Sale dies, Double Sided banner die
  • SRM Stickers
  • My Little Shoebox City by the Bay
  • computer sentiments
  1. ~amy~

    Super WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Cassie Angle

    They turned out so cute!  I love the burlap ribbon

  3. Sue D

    Lovely idea!

  4. jen shears

    this is so beautiful- and what a fun idea! GREAT job! 😉

  5. Kristie Maynard

    What a great idea!  Thanks for sharing it!

  6. ava g

    very cute for the holidays, thanks for sharing
    ava g

  7. Cheryl Hutcherson

    So cute!  What a great idea.  LOVE burlap ribbon!

  8. Mandie Wade

    Wow! What a cool idea! And I <3 the Echo Park papers you used!!!

  9. Miriam Prantner

    These are so sweet and pretty, loving the burlap!

  10. Karen B.

    This turned out really great Erin! I love the lighted tree branches, a fun twist. And how the burlap used on the tags is divine!

  11. Ann M

    Beautiful! I love this Thankful Tree!

  12. erin

    So thankful for my opportunity to use amazing May Arts ribbon.


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