Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ba'bee' Shower Week- A Wishing Tree

I have one last thing to share with you guys from my sister's shower.  Her gift!  While I did go in with another sister and bought a swing, I wanted to make something special for Baby Kendal's nursery.  I was inspired by an idea from Pinterest, you can check out the original source HERE.

So my thought was I would create a piece of art that also served as a guest book. 

I started with an 11x14 piece of canvas.  I cut strips of scrapbook paper (that I knew would go with the look of the nursery) and modge podged them to the canvas.  Then I took some wood grain paper and made a basic tree silhouette.  Finally I added a "wishes for Kendal" banner.  (the banner is just attached with foam tape.)



Pop it in a frame and you have this...


Then I cut a bunch of leaves out of green card stock.  At the shower I set up a table right as you walked in and asked all the guests to write a wish for baby Kendal on a leaf.


As they wrote them, I attached the leaves with more foam tape.

It was really neat to see what everyone wrote.



Once it was done, I popped the glass in the frame and gave it to my sister.  She now has a really special piece of art for her baby and a great keep sake from her shower... all in one. 



I hope Kendal loves it as much as I do!

So that's it guys.  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the fun things we did for the shower and have some ideas for any showers you may host in the future.

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4 comments:

Mom on the Go said...

Love it! For some reason I can't pin any of the images :( I want to remember to make one for my sister when she has her baby.

Mitch + Roz said...

I absolutely love this!! What a fun week...

Meredith said...

I love this gift idea, so personal and very special - thanks for sharing.

Rachel Lindsey said...

If you used a canvas how did you frame it??? This is great! I am using this idea for my daughters first birthday!!!

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