Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I saw this idea in a catalog that came and I loved it! However, the price tag was not loved by my budget! So, I figured I could probably make it and here is what I came up with:
I cut a piece of parchment looking paper to fit the frame for the background. I cut a tree shape out of a piece of scrap paper and then cut two out of brown paper. Then I used stamps to create the leaf shapes, though you could do it from a cookie cutter, stencil or even free hand. I wrote the family member's name and birthdate and attached them in proper order on the tree. One side is for David's family and one side is for my family's history.
To get these 8x10 frames - I combined a 50% off sale and a gift card I had and spent a total of $8 for both. The paper was just a couple of dollars.
The tree ends on my generation. So, I wanted to make something for each of our children to hang underneath. I cut a piece of parchment looking paper to fit the frame for the background. And, used a larger leaf shape stamp for these. Then I wrote their names and birthdates on these leaves.
For these frames - I chose black so that I can add to them without them all having to match exactly. I got these on a 40% off sale for about $4 each.
Total spent: less than $20
Special thanks to both of our moms for helping us gather this family history information!