DIY Twine-Wrapped Gratitude Journals

Woman laying on a picnic blanket outside in the grass writing in her journal

Turn an everyday notebook into a keepsake for remembering to be grateful long after Thanksgiving. Your guests will remember your thoughtfulness long after the tryptophan has worn off.

Things You'll Need:

  • Blank notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Baker’s twine in your choice of color
  • Blank self-adhesive labels


  1. Handwrite or print on each label: “[Guest name]’s Gratitude Journal”.
  2. Adhere labels to notebook covers.
  3. Using baker’s twine, tie a pencil to each journal.
  4. Set a journal on each guest’s chair or stack together in a basket for a festive presentation.