A gratitude mobile is a gorgeous DIY fall decoration that the whole family can make together!
Thanksgiving gratitude crafts like this thankful gratitude mobile are fun to make at home with the family, or in the classroom as a class project. Make a thankful mobile with words of gratitude written on hanging marbled clay fall leaves to increase feelings of joy throughout the holiday season.
The gratitude leaves used to make this Thanksgiving craft can also be used to make a DIY thankful tree. Click on the link for the step by step instructions, or scroll down to learn how to make the gratitude mobile pictured here. You may also enjoy this list of Thanksgiving gratitude activities.
Gratitude Mobile Craft Supplies
- Polymer clay and leaf cookie cutters to make gratitude leaves
- Bare branch, stick, or wooden embroidery hoop
- Stamps or paint pens
- Monofilament string (fishing line), twine, yarn, or ribbon
- Ceiling hook, Command ceiling hook, or S-hook
Thankful DIY Fall Decor
Thankfulness and grateful thinking are correlated with positive thinking and improved health. Gratitude brings abundance. Gratitude brings us more of what we are thankful for.
Thanksgiving gratitude crafts such as this DIY gratitude mobile can help children and adults focus on the blessings in their lives as opposed to what they do not have. For more thankful fall decor ideas have a look at these Thankful Tree Tradition Ideas.
How to Make a Gratitude Mobile: Step by Step Instructions
Use these step-by-step instructions to make a gratitude mobile, or click on the link to learn how to make a thankful tree with clay gratitude leaves. Please read through the step by step instructions before making either thankful craft.
Step 1 – Make Marbled Clay Fall Leaves
We have two articles written that share how to make leaves to hang on a gratitude mobile or a thankful tree. First, learn how to make the marbled polymer clay leaves HERE.
Step 2 – Write Words of Gratitude on Marbled Clay Leaves
Next, transform clay autumn leaves into gratitude leaves. If you would like words of gratitude to be imprinted onto the clay leaves, use stamps before baking the fall leaves. Otherwise, use a paint pen to write what you are thankful for on each leaf after it bakes and cools.
Step 3 – Collect a Bare Branch or use an Embroidery Hoop
Head out on a nature scavenger hunt in search of a beautiful bare branch, stick, or piece of driftwood that can be used to make a gratitude mobile or wall hanging. Alternatively, thankful leaves can be hung on a wooden embroidery hoop.
Step 4 – Hang Gratitude Leaves onto Bare Branch or Embroidery Hoop
Use monofilament string (fishing line), twine, yarn, or ribbon to hang gratitude ornaments on the bare branch or wooden embroidery hoop.
The gratitude mobile pictured is a bare branch with gratitude leaves strung with fishing line to give them the appearance that they are falling gently down from the sky.
Step 5 – Hang Gratitude Mobile or Wall Hanging
Use fishing line, twine, or string to hang the gratitude mobile on a ceiling hook. The thankful mobile pictured has a monofilament line tied around the bare branch in two locations and is hung on a ceiling hook. Monofilament string makes the gratitude mobile pictured look like it is dangling in mid-air.
Words of Gratitude Mobile for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all the gifts that we have been given. We hope you enjoy making this gorgeous thankful craft as a fun way to increase feelings of gratitude in the home, classroom, or office.
Create an attitude of gratitude with this Thanksgiving craft idea for kids and adults. You may also enjoy this list of year-round gratitude crafts and activities. For more Thanksgiving gratitude ideas, have a look at the craft and activity lists below.
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More Gratitude Crafts and Thankful Activities
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- How to Make a Thankful Tree with Real Fall Leaves
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- “I Am Grateful” Gratitude Journal Printable Worksheet
- Gratitude Journal Printable Prompts
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