2013 celebration moment #1: Learning to drive in my 30’s was the HARDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE. EVER. It was harder than starting a business from scratch, writing a 17,000 word dissertation, racing up a 4000 metre mountain….it was almost IMPOSSIBLE> But I persevered. I persisted and thank goodness I finally passed my test this year! Wooohoooo!

Step Seven: Find an awesome spot on your tree to hang your leaf moment! Now go through the same process with your remaining 11 leaves.

Step One: Gather some branches from your garden or local park and arrange them into a vase or a bucket or some sort. The sticks I found were all quite large, but I decided they worked well in a tall glass vase.

Learn how to make your own Xmas gratitude tree from scratch with a step by step process.

My kitty cat peaches was keen to help source the branches for my tree!

How to Make Your Own Xmas Gratitude Tree

Step Two: Spend some time remembering your 12 most memorable moments from 2013.

Step Two: Spend some time remembering your 12 most memorable moments from

Step Three: Using a pencil draw a rough outline of a leaf shape on one of your pieces of card. I chose a christmassy theme of gold and have a few different types of gold card – some glittery and some just plain gold to mix things up a bit. Now cut out your leaf (and use your eraser to rub out any pencil outline marks).

Learn how to make your own Xmas gratitude tree from scratch with a step by step process.

Step Four: Using your hole punch, carefully add a hole in the top right corner of your leaf.

Learn how to make your own Xmas gratitude tree from scratch with a step by step process.

Step Five: Write your moment of gratitude onto your leaf! Remember this can either be an accomplishment or a simple memory of something you enjoyed in 2013. Also don’t forget to celebrate other people’s successes by adding in your friends or families achievements too. The first thing I wanted to celebrate was passing my driving test!

Learn how to make your own Xmas gratitude tree from scratch with a step by step process.

Step Six: Cut a piece of string and thread it through the hole and tie a knot. Trim any loose ends.

Learn how to make your own Xmas gratitude tree from scratch with a step by step process.

Step Seven: Find an awesome spot on your tree to hang your leaf moment! Now go through the same process with your remaining 11 leaves.

Learn how to make your own Xmas gratitude tree from scratch with a step by step process.

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