Here is a Thanksgiving tradition absolutely everyone could start this year. It requires just a few minutes of your time and the rewards will last decades. Our family started this tradition a few years ago and I already love it. Read on for how to make a Thanksgiving Memories Tablecloth.
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How to Make a Thanksgiving Memories Tablecloth
Purchase or create a tablecloth for your Thanksgiving table. Every year, everyone who is in attendance at your table writes on the tablecloth one thing they are thankful to God for from that year.
The Thanksgiving Memories Tablecloth is a DIY tablecloth craft project that fits any ability level. (Even mine.)
Supplies you need:
- New white Tablecloth. Decorate if you choose. I didn’t. You could also use a table runner.
- Sharpies or Fabric Markers. I went with Sharpies since they are cheapier and readily available in plenty of colors. I’ve washed the tablecloth and the colors didn’t fade or run, although there are a few stains that didn’t come out, and I didn’t try too hard to get them out for fear it might fade the words also. I figure the stains adds to the character. Use a different colored marker each year.
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Our Thanksgiving Memories Tablecloth
Here are a few photos of our Thanksgiving Memories Tablecloth.
Friends, I picked up my dining room and IRONED A TABLECLOTH for this blog post. I hope you are seriously feeling the love.
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I did the same thing for my daughter’s birthdays. Each year a different color and everyone who attended would sign their greetings. THEN, my mother would embroider the writing! This has been a wonderful keepsake!
Oh, I LOVE the idea of doing this for birthdays! 🙂
Lori Tullis says
What an awesome tradition, I love it! There’s only three of us here for Thanksgiving, but I’m seriously considering this for this year. It will be something to have and look back on. Thanks for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.
Michele Pleasants says
Love this idea! What beautiful memories and reminders of blessings! Thank you for sharing.
Gina Young says
What a neat idea and great keepsake!