Simple Thanksgiving Craft: 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)

gratitude-garland instructions


  1. 1

    This is beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

  2. 2

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

  3. 4
    Sharon Atkinson says:

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

  4. 6

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

  5. 7

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

    • 8

      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. 9

    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. 11

    OK. Good idea. Thanks

  8. 12

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

  9. 14

    Absolutely adorable!

  10. 15

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

  11. 17

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

  12. 18

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

    Blogged about it too :)

  13. 19

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

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