Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Family Tree

Isn't this just the coolest idea? I can say that because it's not mine. Did I mention how talented and creative my Sister n' law is? Yes she made this family tree.

She brought all the stuff for all the sister n' laws to make one once at a family reunion, but of course mine did not turn out nearly this cute and one of my kiddos broke it on the way home.

She has actually made this with real twiggs and sticks and stuff. First she layed it all out how she wanted it to look. She then glued all the twiggs together and added the leaves (made out of cardstock, and she freehanded the leaves). She then glued the tree onto the background. I love how she framed it in this shadow box. I think I might even try to make another one of these.

At our chuch I used to be in charge of having an activity twice a month with the 8-11 year old girls. We did one of these, not so elaborate, only to the great grandparents, but they turned out pretty cool.

22 comments:

Lacy said...

That is very special and you should have one too. That is a great way to have a nice part of the family visible for all to see.

sassy seamstress said...

wow...that is quite impressive. i must say that i think i'd get quite confused in remembering who belonged to who :)

Gettysburg Homestead said...

WOW! That is really cool. I wish I was that patient and creative.

Kindra said...

Hi Nicole! Thanks for visiting my blog! I did go back and check out your great black cabinets!! I LOVE them!!!! And what a great idea for the family tree. I like it that there's real sticks used. What a great family treasure!

Kristi said...

Very cool - I might have to try that... Did she just randomly place the people or did she work her way up the tree, or the branches? (uh... does that make sense?)

TinaTx said...

Hi Nicole! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog!
Very creative family tree - looks like it took some time to make but what a treasure!
Hugs,
Tina

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

That's really cute!!!

Becky said...

WOW!! This family tree is amazing. It had to be tedious and tedious and I don't work well together! HA!! I love your SIL yard it is beautiful! You girls are soooo talented!

Nicol said...

I HEART it! That is neat! Any other insturction that I should know because I am going to add it to my HUGE list of projects to do.

Rae said...

How I love this! We're currently at my hubby's family reunion and this project would be the perfect thing to go home and do!!

megan said...

That's cute! I like the use of the real twigs. There is a cute family tree that they did as a class at my work. I look at it often and think that I should make something like it. I like the much more natural and neutral effect this one has. How sad that yours got broken, :(

Sarah said...

That is so special. I love anything related to families and traditions--this incorporates it all! What fun to have guests come over and inquire about it! Great idea--thanks for sharing it!

Nicol said...

Okay, I already left you a comment but I must tell you that I am giving you an award. Come over to my place to collect it!!!

Ann said...

What a great idea for a wall decor. Definitely something to show off to family and friends. Loved the use of real twigs too.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

That is really nice...I don't think mine would turn out nearly as nice...but I love the look of maybe I can think of how to turn it into a gift idea for the grandparents...hmmmm

Heather said...

That is gorgeous!! It must've taken so much work.

Emily said...

I love this idea! I left you a comment asking about your blog design??? When you get a chance I'd love to hear how you did it?

Clark Family said...

Does she have a tutorial? I love this idea- is there any place I may go to find instructions?

LeAnn said...

Love it!!! I'm feeling very inspired now.

Mrs. Trixi said...

That is beautiful and one of those things that you would treasure.
Blessings~~

Kristi said...

Hey - about my curtains - I ended up getting way to much fabric and have alot left over. After I make some pillows - I need to find someone to buy the fabric... :)

Melissa said...

I love the cards!!! They're GREAT! :)

I can't wait to get them!!