Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Try It Tuesday/Pinterest Poser Challenge

It's time again for the Try It Tuesday/Pinterest Poser Challenge In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,* every week I  detail a new Pinterest challenge whether it be a new recipe or a craft.  Or maybe it's not even on Pinterest, maybe it's just something totally new that I'm trying for the first time.  

**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.** 

A Thanksgiving-y Project 

We were walking through Walgreen's the other day and they were doing some major rearranging.  The employees were hustling to rid any sign that Halloween existed.  They were in a hurry to make room for all the mini-Santas, faux garland, tinsel and miscellaneous Christmas paraphernalia. 

"What happened to Thanksgiving?" asked Lucy in her best Tiny Tim voice.

"Oh, honey, no one cares about Thanksgiving," I honestly explained to joked with her.  

The Walgreen's employee hunched over a box labeled Mickey Mouse Santas looked up and laughed a "you said it sister" laugh.

Oh but I do care about Thanksgiving.  And so do a lot of grateful people on Facebook--all those folks participating in the 30 days of gratitude who are thankful for sunsets, their amazing husbands and the like.  Mildly annoying, but I like their Thanksgiving spirit.

I've wanted to do a Thanksgiving-y project with my kids for a long time.  And the Try It Tuesday/Pinterest Poser Challenge seemed like the ideal place to give it a go.  
The inspiration came from this pin from katescreativespaces.com.

This is all about a cute, meaningful way to enjoy fall.  I gave mine a Thanksgiving/Gratitude spin, as well as a much more simplified set up.

With a cheap puffy poster board from Michael's for $4.99, ribbon on sale for $1 a roll and old construction paper and push pins we had around the house, my Thanksgiving/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown was created.

This new tradition is going to be fun because I thought of it more as a game or lesson.  Each leaf represents a day closer to Thanksgiving and a lesson in gratitude--what to be grateful for and how to express that gratitude.  For example, one leaf says Family: Call your grandparents and tell them you love them.  Other leaves say Neighborhood: Offer to rake a neighbor's leaves; Health: Go for a family walk; Home: Clean your rooms (I'm sure that one will be their favorite.).
Today's leaf.  We are very grateful for democracy.

There are a few leaves that read like game cards: Pass It On: Do one extra nice thing for someone in your family.

So far, I think I love this challenge.  Again, it's not perfect and doesn't look as great as the cute picture in the Pinterest inspiration.  BUT I feel pretty happy with this challenge.  It's cute and has a pretty cool purpose.

So how about it, will you take the Try It Tuesday/Pinterest Poser Challenge? What have you made, painted, cooked, arranged, sewed, Mod-Podged from Pinterest?  Or did you try something new and outrageous?

Share it in the comments or leave the link to a picture of your project or meal or furniture or pumpkins....well you get the idea.  

Check out some of my other Try It Tuesday/Pinterest Poser Challenges:

The Smoothie-click here

The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here

The chalk board-click here

The pumpkin address-click here

Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here

Oh yeah, and follow my Pinterest boards too.


  1. i am seriously loving this series, A...keep going!

    1. Thank you! These crafty challenges are definitely challenging me. You know I love it when you comment. Seriously, it keeps me going.