Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thankful Frame {with Printable!}

Last week I had the opportunity to guest post over at The CSI Project.  In case you missed it, I'll share it again. And there's a free printable at the end!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have been trying to help our kids understand what it means to be thankful.  Being "thankful" is so hard to explain to a 2 year old!  {appreciative and grateful aren't really words that they understand...}

A tradition that we just started this year is going around at dinner time and saying one thing that we were thankful for that day.  To share our thanks, I decided to make a cute little printable that we could write on and change each day!

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{And no, my husband and I aren't the ones that said Tattoos!}

This is super simple project that anyone can make!

Start out with an old {or new} picture frame.  I couldn't find one at home that I could repurpose, so I bought one at Walmart for $4.

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In your art studio {aka kitchen counter covered with newspaper}, sand the frame lightly with a piece of sandpaper, wipe away the dust, and paint the desired color.  I have a million bottles of little $0.50 Acrylic Paint, so that's what I used.  Spray paint would work lovely too, if you have any laying around.

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{I was going for a mustard color, so I added a bit of brown to my yellow-orange paint}

Next step...click on this image below or the link right here.  It will take you right to Photobucket to download the image to your computer.  To download, hover your mouse over the image and a little toolbar should show up.  Click File  >  Download (original size).   It is sized to print off as 8 x 10.
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Stick the print in your frame once it is dried.

Last step?  Find a dry erase marker and tell everyone what you are thankful for!

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And change it up every day!

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