I've never decorated for Thanksgiving before because I'm one of those people who can't wait to decorate for Christmas after taking down my Halloween decor. That being said, I wanted to make our first Thanksgiving in our new house feel special so to ensure that it does, I signed up to participate in the Dare to DIY series Chelsea, Kim, Michelle, and Rachel are hosting.
Our first projects instructions were to DIY a Thanksgiving project that reminds you to be grateful during the season. One of the things I'm most grateful for is my friends and family and in order to be reminded of them throughout the season, I created a modern day twist on a guest book that everyone can sign when they come over to fall into a tryptophan coma with us!
Meet my "I'm Thankful For..." dry erase board/modern guest book:
I created the sign in Illustrator (making sure to leave plenty of room for people to sign it) and then I took it to Staples and had them print it on their plotter:
When I got home, I grabbed an empty frame that I had lying around (a twin to the one that's hanging around the cardboard deer in my living room) and got to framing my print:
After it was framed, I took down the clock we had hanging in our kitchen:
And replaced it with the sign:
The sign is hanging close to where everyone will be gathering to get their turkey on T-Day and while they're waiting to fill up their plates, they can grab a dry erase marker and tell me what they're thankful for!
When the sign fills up, all I have to do is grab a damp paper towel (or Windex and a paper towel), wipe down the glass and then the signing can start all over again!
Want to know the best part? Because I'm incredibly thankful for you guys -- my readers, subscribers, commenters, e-mailers, etc. -- I'm offering you a free printable of the sign so you can make a dry erase board of your own!
It's an 8x10 print and you can download it by clicking here :)
Now tell me, what are you thankful for?
I'm sharing this project at the Dare to DIY party hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One!