Gratitude Garland- Free Download

This past month has been a roller coaster of emotions for our family full of sorrow, joy, heartache, hope and everything in between. It’s also put Life into perspective, making me think: What is really important in my life?  This simple question is what inspired me to come up with the free download/printable for this month:  The Gratitude Garland.

thanksgiving craft: gratitude garland free download

This is a fantastic Thanksgiving project for the whole family, and VERY simple to create.  All you need are a few supplies and you’re ready to get started!  You’ll basically be doing this:   thanksgiving craft: gratitude garland free download

It doesn’t get much simpler than that!  With scissors, a permanent marker or pen, glue, tape or whatever you have on hand to hold it together, and a string like object of your choosing, you’ve got a super cute and meaningful craft!  One that is perfect for all ages – my kids didn’t want to stop coming up with ‘blessings’ to write down.  (And yes, my daughter  wrote down she was thankful for Santa. 😉 )

Can’t wait to start making your own?  Just click on the links to download the pdf files that you want, to begin creating your own personal or family Gratitude Garland:

blossom pink

circle seafoam

diamond circles orange

diamond peach

dot orange

dots red

herringbone grey

circle teal


I hope we can all take the time to count our blessings! And what better way than to have a daily visual reminder of what we treasure most in our lives.  Here’s wishing you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

(ps- I just wanted to also thank all of you for the huge positive response to my Halloween Tic Tac Labels!  All of you made me feel like a rock star, so Thank You! xoxo)

Feel free to pin this image:

gratitude-garland instructions

This idea originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2012

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Sarah is a stay-at-home-mom of three beautiful children, wife to a pretty awesome guy, and lover of singing in the shower, Dr. Pepper, cinnamon bears, and McGuyver. She resides in Arizona and has recently added Laundry Procrastinator Extraordinaire to her resume.


  1. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

  2. love these.. thanks for sharing, but it’s giving me an error when I try to open :(

  3. Sharon Atkinson says:

    I like this design but it won’t let me download it

    • Thank you for letting me know! I hopefully have fixed the issue (mommy brain strikes again) and that you are able to download them!

  4. This is a fabulous idea, and it turned out so adorable! Love it!

  5. These are super cute! Did you print them on cardstock or just plain paper? Thanks so much for the download!

    • Just regular paper! My printer is broken, so I sent them into the UPS store for them to print out for me, and their paper did seem to be of a higher quality, but it wasn’t card stock. :)

  6. Hey – one more thing – any idea how to print more than one per page so I’m not wasting a ton of paper if I’m just printing at home?

  7. OK. Good idea. Thanks

  8. I love this gratitude garland. Thank you! I also love your wreath. Do you have a tutorial for that?

  9. Absolutely adorable!

  10. I love your wreath! Do you have instructions on how to make that?

  11. Just got these printed! So excited to use them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. I LOVE this! I’m definitely going to be doing this with my family. Thank you!

    Blogged about it too :)

  13. I love this idea. I included it today in a roundup of clever ways to incorporate a bit of thanks into the Thanksgiving meal:

  14. What a great idea!! So cute and fun!!

  15. Elaine bumanglag says:

    Love this…for the rest of November and on Thanksgiving day I will leave a pen and a stack of these for everyone that enters to fill one out and keep adding to the garland. Thank you so much for the idea!

  16. Melissa Demuth says:

    Thank you! These are amazing!

  17. I am not finding the links for the download – what am I missing here?