After a challenging year of several surgeries and breast cancer, it was recommended to me that I write down 3 things I’m grateful for every morning to keep my spirits up. I decided to create a reusable grateful board to start practicing this as we move into the new year.
DIY Reusable Grateful Board Video
I started with a frame I got from the dollar store, but you could easily use one you have or even pick up one from the thrift store.
I bought this place mat from the dollar store as I liked the design and texture. I took out the paper inside the frame, traced it onto the place mat, and cut the place mat.
I found wall stickers at the dollar store that said “grateful”. I placed the sticker onto the top of the cut place mat.
I put the place mat back into the frame and put the frame back together.
Using a dry erase marker, I can write the 3 things I’m grateful for each day. When it gets to the next day, I can erase them and write 3 more. This board would also be great for all family members to write on during holidays, gatherings, and more. Also makes a great gift idea.
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What an awesome idea! I’m so thankful that I found you, my friend. Happy New Year!
Thank you Linda, and I’m so grateful for our friendship as well. Happy New Year!
Karen Lopeteguy says
What a wonderful idea! I know others that could use this as well! Especially with what others are going through that we may not know about! Gives others daily hope in their lives! As well as ours❤️
My prayers for you to continue your journey in teaching others❤️
Thank you so much Karen, well said. Happy New Year and sending hugs to you.
Happy New Year and great ideas.
Thank you Crystal, Happy New Year to you too!
Kristen Hubert says
What a great idea! I have lots of old frames I could upcycle into noticeboards like this.
Thank you Kristen.
I love this idea because you can rewrite different things on it. Thank you for sharing this idea with us!
Thank you Alice, it’s great for all the holidays and family gatherings too.
Antionette Blake says
This is a great idea: definitely worth sharing. I write in a Gratitude Journal every morning. #trafficjamweekend
Thank you Antionette, and I’m thrilled you write in a journal everyday as well.
April J Harris says
It certainly was a daunting year for you, Chas. I hope that you are recovering well. I love this project, and I’m inspired by your gratitude practice. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to see you there. Wishing you health and happiness in 2020.
Thank you April for the feature, and thank you for always hosting a lovely party. I appreciate your kind words.
This is a lovely idea, I think just a few minutes each day to think of some things to be grateful for is so good for us.
Thank you so much Julie – Happy New Year
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
In our darkest days we can still find something to be grateful for.. A great idea for taking the new year one day at a time! Cheers!
Thank you Sarah and Happy New Year to you too.
Happy New Year and what a wonderful way to start the year and remember to be grateful throughout. Featuring when my party opens tonight!
Thank you so much Carol – you’re an amazing support! Happy New Year to you!
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thank you so much Marilyn, I truly appreciate it.
You really have had a tough year or so, us too my husband is sick, so I want to thankyou for your strength you dont know how much you help people! Thankyou and I wish all the best for you, and it’s a great ideal I will do!!
Thank you so much Debbie for your kind words. I’m so sorry to hear you are going through some tough times as well. I’m sending well wishes to you and your husband. I hope this helps you both as much as it’s helped me.