Thankful Handprint Pumpkin

September 18, 2016 by Jenny Melrose
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I just have to share this project again!  It adorns our kitchen table every Fall and it’s always admired.  Isn’t there just something about those itty bitty handprints that just do you in?  I love decorating with them as you’ve seen from my Sea Life Hand Print art.  With the time of Thanksgiving upon us, I am always reminded of how thankful I am for my beautiful family.  This time last year I announced my unexpected pregnancy with Avery and how amazingly blessed we felt.  So this year I put together our family Thankful Handprint Pumpkin and have decided that this definitely needs to become a family tradition.

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Thankful Handprint Pumpkin

 


Thankful Handprint Pumpkin

This craft was so fun to put together because I was even able to get Joe involved.  We started out using Daddy’s handrpint, moved to mine, then Riley’s and finally, Avery’s.  I used a permanent marker to write thankful on the front and our last name on the back with the date.  The pumpkin is plastic and is extremely similar to this one.  We found ours at a local craft store and it even weathered through sitting on our front porch last Fall.

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We love simple ideas like these that get our girls involved and are so easy to make!  If you’re looking to go crazy decorating this Fall with pumpkins, be sure to check out the 25 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas below.

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  • Robyn @ simply fresh dinners


    That`s adorable, Jenny! What a perfect idea. Would be great to have a slideshow of those over the years as the kids grow up.
    Have a great weekend!

  • Amy*


    This is so adorable and sweet Jenny! What a fun family inspired piece for Thanksgiving….I adore this 🙂

    Amy*

  • amie @ Pinkapotamus


    Love this! What a great way to get the whole family involved in crafting and decorating for Thanksgiving~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  • Jessica


    Cute! Mind if I copy and share on our blog? I’ll site you of course 🙂

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