Looking for ways to focus on gratitude this holiday season? Check out these simple instructions for how to make a gratitude box, DIY style!
If you’re looking for ways to encourage your family to be more grateful and focus on their blessings this holiday season, this DIY Gratitude Box is perfect!
You probably already have most of the supplies on hand and it’s a super simple craft. In fact, it’s easy enough that kids could join in and help out, or even do it themselves!
How to Make a Gratitude Box
Supplies You’ll Need:
Lay the tissue box against the scrapbook paper to measure where to cut. Cut the scrapbook paper to fit. Cut a line through the scrapbook paper where the opening of the tissue box is located.
Glue the scrapbook paper to the tissue box and allow to dry completely.
Now comes the fun part — decorating your gratitude box!
If desired, cover the edges where the scrapbook paper meets by cutting 1-inch strips from a coordinating scrapbook paper. Fold the paper strips in half to create a sharp edge. Glue the strips to the corners of the box and allow to dry.
Or add stickers to your box, if you’d like. (Kids love helping out with this part!).
Cut the remaining scrapbook paper into smaller pieces to use for notes. Get creative with it by using multiple types of scrapbook paper to make each sheet a bit different!
How to Use Your DIY Gratitude Box
Once your gratitude box is finished, now your family can use it!
To use, each day for a set number of days (i.e. each day from November 1st until Thanksgiving,) ask children to write down one thing for which they are thankful and place it into the Gratitude Box.
For some extra fun, on the last day, you can remove the notes and ask children to guess who wrote which note. Or simply have each family member share what they wrote around the Thanksgiving table.
However your family chooses to use it, a gratitude box is a great way to bring the spirit of thankfulness into your home this holiday season. And it’s such a simple craft that’s easy to make!
Have you ever made your own gratitude box? What other fun traditions does your family have like this? I’d love to hear!
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