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Give Thanks and thankful tree

Last week while working in the garage I noticed some canvases that had been in there for almost a year. 

My daughter brought them home after saving them from the landfill when someone at school was getting rid of them.
She's learned a lesson or two. ;) 

They weren't pretty, but nothing a few coats of white paint couldn't take care of. They were painted and they sat there, waiting for inspiration to strike.

Well, after a year, I finally came up with something, a Let's Give Thanks sign.

These are the materials you'll need to create it:

6' Wood molding to frame it - ¾" square
Nailer or even Liquid Nails can hold the frame.

tracing the words on a canvas

I still don't have a cutting machine to make this kind of signs, so I have go the old way...

Printing the image and carbon copying it onto the canvas.

Tracing letters with a black Sharpie

Then, using the black Sharpie, it got filled in. EASY, right!

canvas painted with black Sharpie for Thanksgiving

Well, I didn't like the staples showing on the sides. That's why I went ahead and framed it with spare pieces of wood from other projects.

how to frame a canvas

Nothing fancy. Straight cuts, very rustic. ;)

Ryobi airstrike nailer securing a picture frame.

And, one of my favorite tools, my Ryobi AirStrike Nailer, did the rest!

Give Thanks and thankful tree

I created a little Fall vignette where this sign fitted right in!

Fall vignette with wooden dresser, bleached pine cones, sign and thankful tree.

Here is a sneak peek... also a Thankful Tree that you can check 
on my latest contributor post over at

See you there! 

For more Thanksgiving inspiration visit the other ladies hosting Thoughts of Home Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes, a blog hop where a group of bloggers share gorgeous Fall vignettes.

My tour comes tomorrow. :)
Blog hop - Fall/ Thanksgiving vignettes

Monday - November 7th

Decor To Adore | Southern Hospitality | Chateau Chic 
Shabby Fufu | Rustic Refined

Tuesday - November 8th

Poofing The Pillows | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Love Of Home
My Kentucky Living | Sharon Joyce Interiors

Wednesday - November 9th

At Home With Jemma | Remodelando La Casa | Sew A Fine Seam
Rattlebridge Farm | Patina And Paint

Thursday - November 10th

Everyone is invited to join the Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Thanksgiving Edition Linky Party.

Friday - November 11th

White Spray Paint | A Stroll Thru Life | Simple Nature Decor

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  1. You come up with the cutest and most creative things!

  2. Love, love!! Sharing on Facebook. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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