Sunday, July 27, 2014

Memory - Bulletin- Gratitude Board Craft 

From Memory Board to Gratitude Board to Pizza Pan Craft 


The Back Story:
As all cold Januarys, I do less and am not my usual happy self.  I don’t go out unless I have to or am dragged out by my friends for movie night.  I am definitely my most ungrateful in the early part of each year.

It was early in the year of 2008 when the following quote came into my life for the first time. My bestie, my sister & I were watching our first movie of the New Year “A Love Song for Bobby Long” starring John Travolta.  I cannot recommend the movie, but I highly recommended the quote that I first accredited to Bobby Long, but later found it was a Robert Frost quote.

Gratitude - Craft Inspired Quote:


Robert Frost happiness quote
Happiness Gratitude Quote Board Memory
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length -Robert Frost

At the same time I was happily obsessed with this quote, I found a memory board, which I call a bulletin board, on sale at Aldi’s.  So I decided to buy the board, hang it in my kitchen, and put mementos of all the little fun things we do through out the year, starting with a photo from the movie “Bobby Long”, as it was our first of the New Year movie night. This became my gratitude board!

Gratitude Board 2013

Memory board for gratitude and thanks
Gratitude Board aka Memory Board or Bulletin Board


Top 5 Gratitude Quotes:

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. -----Gerald Good

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today & creates 
a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie

Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~Marianne Williamson 

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. -Quote

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Gratitude Board Craft -- Pizza Pan

gratitude and thankfulness board
Gratitude Board Quote Craft

There is always Dots Candy on my gratitude board as they always throw them out in the Homecoming Parade.

This was always a big score for my older sister, so we always grab them for her when she's not with us!  



So at the beginning of 2009, I wondered what to do with 2008 tickets, pictures, game pieces, little mementos, etc. that I had on my Gratitude Board to clear the way for another year of fun!  Looking at the colors of my kitchen, I decided to hot glue mementos of my 2008 memory board to a new pizza pan.  I had to drop some of the mementos from the list, cut some down to a smaller size and even use the borders of the pan.  To make it hangable,  I hot glued a coke tab to the back of the pizza pan.  I hang the gratitude pans in my kitchen too.  


gratitude quote be thankful
Gratitude Quote 

It really helps to know that there is always happiness around the corner.  The more I look for it and the more grateful I am, the more I seem to have in store!

For more great gratitude quotes and posters visit the Gratitude Quotes page on our website. We are always grateful for your visit!!!

Go out and make a happy memory!
-Poems and Quotes Finder


45 comments:

  1. A gratitude pizza pan -- what a great idea! But don't we all feel grateful when we think of pizza? ;-) Seriously though, keeping little daily reminders of the things over which we should feel grateful throughout the year is a wonderful idea.

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  2. I LOVE this. Many times people are caught up with what they don't have, they forget to be grateful for what they do have.

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  3. FABULOUS idea! I was a camp counselor for many summers and we made dream boards and memory boards. I have never, ever heard of using a baking sheet!! You could add glitter and so many stickers to that! Love this so much!

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  4. I love memory boards. And this gratitude board idea is great to keep us in check. Life is beautiful. Amber N

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  5. This is a great idea for the kids this summer. I think I will have the teen & teen each make their own and then share them :-)

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  6. I love that quote you shared by Gerald Good. I think we could all take something away from it.

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  7. I love the Pizza Pan gratitude craft! I think my mom would love sharing this with her classroom. The students would love making these to take home and hang up in their rooms.

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  8. I have a gratitude board at home, too. It's where I put a lot of mementos and stuff I've collected from travels, trips with friends. It makes me smile each time I look at it because it reminds me of a lot of good times.

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  9. Love these quotes. They are so true and many should take note of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a wonderful idea. While I am grateful every morning and pray to thank about it. a board is great idea for my kids to thy can show what makes them grateful oer why they should be grateful

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  11. How fun to put it on the pizza pan. I think that was a great idea. :)

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  12. We take so much for granted! I love the idea of really thinking about being thankful. Thanks for the reminder!

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  13. You can never have enough gratitude! It leads to a lot of great things in life. Love the quotes.

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  14. What an amazing idea, to many people forget about the things they should show gratitude towards.

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  15. Nice board!! I have a mood board as well with fashion and beauty! Will do this too

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  16. This is such a good craft idea. I need to do more things to remind myself what I am grateful for. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I think I want to make my own gratitude board but I'll start with my planner. There's a small space there that I want to fill with good memories and thank you's from people who helped me in small and big ways.

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  18. What a wonderful idea. Sometimes I forget what to be grateful for. I love those gratitude boards.

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  19. I love the idea of a gratitude board. I think it is so important to acknowledge and appreciate all the good things that happen in our lives.

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  20. These are great ideas! And I LOVE the happiness quote! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  21. I really love this idea! We often forget what we do have & tend to focus on what we don't.

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  22. What a great idea! I never heard of this! Manbe one day when I'm feeling down, or has a friend who is, I'll try this idea alone or with them. Thanks!

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  23. This is such a great idea. We always need ways to remember to be grateful :)

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  24. Such a clever idea. Great way to make more positive energy in the universe.

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  25. I think gratitude is so important, you can't have enough of that.

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  26. Love the gratitude board idea. What a nice place to showcase special notes.

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  27. What a wonderful idea! Gratitude is essential - a wonderful trait to share with others!

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  28. I love this idea and I am going to use this very soon.....great idea.

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  29. Important reminders of what matters.

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  30. I absolutely LOVE the idea of a gratitude board!!!

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  31. This is really beautiful and creative! It would make a wonderful family project!

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  32. Who what a pretty way to express gratitude. We should all take time to be grateful for what we have

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  33. I'm a big fan of memory boards and gratitude reminders. We live in a harsh world and need to remember that there is a lot of good in it too. Love your board!

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  34. I need to start one of these with my kids!

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  35. That's a very good quote from Robert Frost and it can be interpreted in a number of ways. Anyway, it is a good reminder for us to be happy and be thankful for whatever God has given us.

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  36. nice board and loved all the gratitude quotes on this post.. I love a quote which is Idk related to gratitude or not but it goes: "Prayer is the most wonderful art, because when man works, man works.. but when man prays, God works".. or something like that..

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  37. I should make one of those gratitude pans! This is such a fun idea. Can't wait to try it!

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  38. I really like the idea of making a gratitude board. There's lots that I can put on there. I need to try that this year.

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  39. They do say that the surest way to happiness is through gratitude. Love the pizza pan idea. I'd like to have something like that in my kitchen!

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  40. A gratitude board is such a good idea! It would be a wonderful way to remind you of all you have to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

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  41. I love this idea. I usually get seasonal blahs every year and taping quotations on the side of my bookshelf that only I can see when i am working online helps!

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  42. I really like the idea of a gratitude board. I always save things for remembrance in case I ever get around to scrapbooking (spolier: I never do). This sounds much easier and it would be a more constant reminder of good times.

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  43. May God bless you more, that gratitude board is just a sign that you are contented of what you really have and what you really are. Be blessed :)

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  44. I really enjoy your gratitude quotes collection with nice picture. Thanks!!

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