I made my simple paper art in about 3 minutes and afterwards thought well, golly E, that would have been a great tutorial to share. Sure wish you'd have taken pictures.
Okay, so I don't really call myself E and I don't really have 3rd person conversations with myself. But, if I did, that's how it would go. One could assume, at least.
But, alas, I have no photographs to show you. Perhaps I can just explain it: cut out words and a single heart shape. glue them to a piece of plain cardstock. handwrite "create in me a" to go with your "Thankful <3". step back and admire.
That wasn't so bad, was it??
I got these letter scraps for $2 each at First Monday Canton Trade Days. I'll let you in on a bitty secret: the reverse side of the "fall" block has on it a cute letter j. So, no, I didn't buy letters to spell out the word YO. I bought letters to spell out Joy. But, I really liked how YO fit perfectly inside my metal basket, so I went with it. Sometimes there's a method to my madness and sometimes it's just madness.
Vases, sticks, pumpkins. You know the drill.
That top basket full o' pinecones was my dad's childhood bike basket. I love it with a love not typically given to bike baskets. When I took it from my parents garage, I used it to carry home some pinecones, also found in their garage (what don't they have in their garage??) . And, I will tell you that those pinecones have yet to leave that basket. They're just so very happy together, I couldn't possibly separate them.
Until Spring, that is. In Spring those cones will be evicted. Because, I'm tough like that.
Well, looky there, I'm using those lunch bag flowers again. You know once I make something, I stick with it. For. Ev. Er. I'm already plotting how I'm going to work these into my Christmas decor.
Let's be honest, it won't be hard.
Happy, Thankful Thanksgiving, friends! I'll try to get a Christmas mantel together ASAP for next Monday.