Add this Gratitude Garland to your list of Thanksgiving crafts this year! So simple and perfect for kids of all ages, plus a beautiful way to display all the things you’re grateful for!
Printable Thanksgiving Craft
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 this darling Gratitude Garland.
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!
What You’ll Need
- Gratitude Garland Printables (download below)
- Colorful twine or string
- Fall colored washi tape or glue
How To Make A Gratitude Garland
- Print – First, print off and cut out as many of our gratitude flags as you want.
- Be Thankful – Start writing down all the things you, your family, classroom, friends, etc. are thankful for.
- Prep – Fold the flags in half.
- Connect – Place the string or twine down the middle, and glue or tape together.
- Display – Hang and enjoy!
It doesn’t get much simpler than that! With a few objects and a little bit of time, you’ve got a super cute and meaningful craft! This Thanksgiving garland is perfect for all ages. My kids didn’t want to stop coming up with ‘blessings’ to write down. This would also be a fun craft for classrooms, youth groups, dorm rooms, etc. – even cub scouts would love making one of these!
More Thanksgiving Printables
- Count Your Blessing Tree Printable
- Thanksgiving Candy Bar Wrappers
- Roll A Turkey Dice Game
- Thanksgiving Pictionary Game Printables
- Free Thanksgiving Quote Printable
Gratitude Garland Printable
Are you ready to make your own? Here’s the link to download your file. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you’re grateful for! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!
Gratitude Garland Thanksgiving Craft
- String or twine
- Glue or tape
- Print off and cut out as many gratitude flags as you need
- Write down things you, your family, classroom, friends, etc. are grateful for
- Fold each of the flags in half
- Place the string down the middle tape it together
- Hang your garland and enjoy it all season long
This idea originally published in November 2012,
but was updated in 2017 with new printables and images.
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Sorry about that! We just made some changes to our site and the download forms were deleted. I just fixed the form, so you should be able to find it near the bottom of the post.
I’m having a hard time finding the link to download. Are you able to post it in your reply?
We were having some technical issues with this page but the form to get the download should now appear at the bottom of the post. Thanks for stopping by!
This is very timely! Thanks for sharing your talents.
Thanks Brenda, you made my day!
such great ideas! thank you!
You’re so welcome! I’m glad you liked it!
This is adorable! I would love to have my fourth-grade students make these. May I have the link to print them, please? I have searched the entire page a few times and cannot find the link. Thank you and happy THanksgiving!
Thanks Lisa, you’re too sweet! In order to get the free printable you have to subscribe to our newsletter. At the bottom of the post is a place to enter your email address and once you submit it you’ll get access to the printable.
Such a GREAT idea. Thank you for sharing!
I am not finding the links for the download – what am I missing here?
Thank you! These are amazing!
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!
What a great idea!! So cute and fun!!
I love this idea. I included it today in a roundup of clever ways to incorporate a bit of thanks into the Thanksgiving meal.
I LOVE this! I’m definitely going to be doing this with my family. Thank you!
Blogged about it too 🙂
Just got these printed! So excited to use them! Thanks so much for sharing!
I love your wreath! Do you have instructions on how to make that?
Thank you! I love it too- I don’t have instructions, but I used the tutorial found here to make it:
I love this gratitude garland. Thank you! I also love your wreath. Do you have a tutorial for that?
Thank you! I don’t have a tutorial, but I made mine from the one I found here:
OK. Good idea. Thanks
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?
I totally understand!! I just copied and pasted them onto a word document. I was able to fit 2 to a page. 🙂
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. 🙂
This is a fabulous idea, and it turned out so adorable! Love it!
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!
love these.. thanks for sharing, but it’s giving me an error when I try to open 🙁
I am so sorry! I was lame and uploaded the wrong files- it should be fixed now. Thanks so much for letting me know!
This is beautiful, thanks for sharing 🙂