Thanksgiving Family Blocks Decoration

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.

I used my Cricut to cut out the word FAMILY using white vinyl and adhered the letters to my blocks on top of the scrapbook paper.

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!!