Beautiful DIY Watercolor Gratitude Leaves

For me, celebrating the holidays means making seasonal decorations. Including kids in the planning and decorating process can help keep kids active while they are out of school and can provide a fun activity to bring the family together. There are so many ways to celebrate gratitude throughout the year but it becomes particularly relative during the Thanksgiving season. These adorable and simple to make holiday watercolor gratitude leaves are a fabulous way to encourage kids to share what they are thankful for, besides being a great art project. They are simple to make and fun to decorate for kids of all ages!

OOLY Gratitude-Leaf-Supplies including Chroma Blends Watercolor Paper and Lil Paint Pods Watercolor Paint

Supplies Needed:

OOLY lil paint pots and watercolor leaves.

First, cut out leaf and acorn shapes into your watercolor paper. Then you can use watercolor paints to turn the white holiday watercolor gratitude leaves into all the beautiful colors of autumn. Don’t be afraid to mix colors for a fun fall look!

Watercolor leaves with marker and gratitude words

Next, I like to add words on the leaves of things to be thankful for. This can also be a fun project to work on at the Thanksgiving table to get the entire family involoved. 

water color acrons

Then you can use the watercolors to paint the acorns. They make fun accents to embellish with.

party place cards with watercolor acorns

I like to use the painted leaves and acorns to decorate seasonal place tags for a table. Your guests will love the personalized namecards. 

watercolor leaves and acorn place cards table scape

Finally, you can also use the leaves for gift boxes or for to go boxes. Most importantly, be sure to give them a marker for writing gratitude words!


Laura Kelly is a doodle artist with a creative spirit. She spends her time making art and creating fun with her family and her Girl Scout troop. You can follow her blog at Me and My INKlings and find her on social media platforms @laurakellydesigns !