Last updated on August 30th, 2019 at 10:50 am
Make a gratitude chalkboard to give thanks! Write what you’re thankful for on this cute pumpkin sign, and then snap a photo. Do it every year to have a record of what you’re grateful for as the years go by.
Can you guys believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? I have one more Thanksgiving project to squeeze in—it’s an easy one, so you’ll be able to make it before your house is flooded with relatives, merriment, and cranberry sauce.
Remember that Geometric Pumpkin I made for Halloween? Well, the back was just asking for something as well, so I made it into this easy Gratitude Chalkboard. Here’s how I did it.
Gratitude Chalkboard Supplies
- Wood pumpkin (or pretty much anything else flat and wood)
- Chalkboard paint
- Cricut or other cutting machine
- White vinyl
- Transfer tape
- SVG File (download by clicking the image below)
Gratitude Chalkboard Directions
Start by painting your pumpkin black. I love Folk Art’s chalk paint because it’s one thick coat that covers really well.
Using the downloaded SVG cut file, cut the words “We are thankful for…” in vinyl on your Cricut or other cutting machine. You could also just write this in chalk, but I like how neat (and non-smudgeable!) the vinyl is. Learn more about uploading SVG files to Cricut Design Space.
Using the transfer tape, transfer the vinyl to your pumpkin. This post helps explain how to use the transfer tape if you’ve never used it before.
When your guests come over for the big Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving meal, have them each write in chalk something they are thankful for on the board. At the end of the evening, snap a photo and save it on your computer. Then erase, and do the same next year and the following years. Soon, you’ll have a record of what your family has been thankful for as the years have gone by — a beautiful reminder of the gratitude we all feel during the holiday season!
Need more help using your Cricut? I have a free Cricut Basics course that will walk you through everything you need to know to get started! You can also join Cricut Academy, with more than 200 lessons on using your Cricut!