Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Family Tree Project

I thought I would share this.
I saw this in a catalog a few years back for (gulp) $110.00! I loved it and drooled over it for many months, but I just could not spend that kind of money for it. I then seen it in one of my client's home above her fireplace and I thought I can so make that and for much much less!
The frame came from Michaels for less than $10 (I had a 50% off coupon, got to love those), I also purchased the mat board and card stock from there too.
I printed the names, birth and death dates of our ancestors on the card stock and painstakingly cut them into leaf shapes
. The left side of the tree is Hubby's family and the right side is my family, it goes back 4-5 generation. The tree trunk has our marriage date and our childrens name and birth dates, I wanted that information to appear like it was carved in the trunk, it doesn't, but I still like how it turned out.
I still need to update it with the newest child's information.
This is my all time favorite project. It hangs above our bed
and every night I glance up at it and it makes me smile.
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