I wanted something that I could hang in a prominent place in my house (so that I would see it often) that could serve as a reminder to be grateful as well as a thank you card/pen/stamp/envelope/thank you list holder. With these two stipulations in mind, I set out to Michael’s crafts.
Here is what you’ll need:
a board in any style you like
small wooden letters spelling out “give thanks”
a box of some sort to hold your cards (could be as simple as an old marker box)
hot glue and hot glue gun
paint in 3 desired colors
sand paper + primer (optional)
First step, paint! I used two coats for the board (because the yellow was so light) but the letters only needed one coat of the navy. Because the box I was using already had a finish on it, I primed that first. However, if you are using recycled cardboard or a wooden box found at a craft store that step would be unnecessary for you.
After everything is painted, let dry thoroughly. Once dry, glue your letters and your box on one at a time. Again, lay everything out on the board first so you can see how things fit and make sure everything is correctly aligned. Here is what my board looked like at this point: