"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Give Thanks

Several years ago, my children made this Thanksgiving banner. I have been able to preserve it, although with each passing year, more of the "natural treasures" that make up the banner, fall off.

It's very easy to make. First, you write the letters on fall-colored construction paper. Then, glue sticks, grass, small vines, berries, etc, onto the construction paper.  After the glue dries, wrap the tops of the paper over several strands of fall-colored yarn, and glue down the flaps. Let the glue dry over night.

Here are some of the things my children used for their letters...
                                     The G is made of milkweed and a stick.

                          They used berries, dried flowers, and lavender for the A.

                            The T is made of wild grapevine tendrils and bark.

                                          The K is made of fern fronds.

                                    They used honeysuckle vines for the S.

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His Name. "    Psalm 100:4

Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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