A "Thankful Tree" is a great alternative to buying expensive flowers. "Pick branches out of your yard or from the farmers market the weekend before so you don't have to worry about it when it's time to start cooking," Darcy says. "Adorn the tree with paper leaves, and every guest can write what they're thankful for on a leaf. It's important to remind everyone at your table what this holiday is about."
To create the tree, Darcy filled cylinders with curly willow branches. The outside of the cylinders are decorated with gold fine paper that is punched with the Martha Stewart Crafts Daisy Fan Deep Edge Punch. The individual leaves come from Etsy seller Courtney McFarland to create a real Fall look.