Honestly, my family didn't really celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional way as a family when I was growing up - instead of making a big meal we would spend the day together as a family and go on a hike. We all loved it! None of us really loved the traditional Thanksgiving feast but we did love being outside and Thanksgiving Day was a sure fire way for all of us to be able to go on a hike together, no one would have to work or go to school, or have other commitments. We used Thanksgiving as a day for us to spend together as a family, doing what we enjoyed most.
Even though I didn't grow up having a big Thanksgiving meal, that changed quickly when I got married. Thanksgiving is my husband's favorite holiday and so we go big each year, including more pies than people.
Regardless of what a family is doing on Thanksgiving, hiking or eating, it is a great opportunity to spend time together, laughing and making memories. This simple fact inspired me to make my 'Family' blocks to use as a Thanksgiving decoration each year.
I started with these Easter blocks as inspiration:
I purchased the set of 6 wooden blocks and stained them with a dark brown spray paint wood stain.
I then went through my scrapbook paper and chose 6 different designs in colors that I think of when I think of Thanksgiving, I chose to use yellow, orange and green. I cut each paper to be slightly smaller than the face of each wooden block. I used mod podge to secure these scrapbook pages to my wooden blocks.
The last step was to decorate the blocks with any embellishments I thought looked good! I used buttons, ribbon, string, jewels and flowers. You can use anything you like!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!