DIY Thankful Stick :: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving is always a great time of year to count your blessings. While we shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us to be thankful, life sometimes gets in the way. That’s why last year I decided to make this DIY Thankful Wreath. It is the perfect reminder to count our blessings all month long. Shortly after last Thanksgiving, my son approached me about starting a tradition that we could take with us on the go. He wanted a stick that we could pass around at dinner and say what we are thankful for. That idea is why we are starting a new tradition this year. A DIY thankful stick is a tradition that travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

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Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

 

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Materials

Step 1

First, bake your collected sticks in the over at 250ºF for 1-2 hours.

Tip:

  • You can place them straight on the oven rack.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Step 2

After your sticks have cooled, break them into semi-equal lengths.

Note:

  • You need 5-6 pieces (depending on thickness) that are 6 inches long.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Step 3

Next, cut a piece of burlap that is 6 inches long.

Step 4

Fold the 6 inch edges of the burlap towards the center until it is 2 inches wide.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Step 5

Wrap your folded burlap around your sticks and secure with a length of copper ribbon.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Step 6

Next, trim the ends of the ribbon as pictured.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Step 7

Add glue to one of your leaves and attach it to your thankful stick behind the bow.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

Step 8

Repeat step 7 with your second leaf.

 

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving. A DIY thankful stick travels with your family no matter who is hosting the big dinner this year.

We are so excited to share this new tradition with our extended family this year. My son is doubly excited to see one of his awesome ideas come to life. A DIY thankful stick is the perfect tradition for families that travel during Thanksgiving. Take it with you anywhere and remember to take a moment to reflect on what you are thankful for. If you want to make your DIY thankful stick ore colorful and get younger kids in on the fun, paint your sticks bright colors. Wrap it with a colorful ribbon and enjoy. Before you go, don’t forget to check out hits Low Calorie Whipped Pumpkin Pie! It is an easy dessert to take to the big Thanksgiving dinner!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.