Thursday, April 8, 2010

Family Tree Project

Looking for a unique way to display your family tree? Try this project, featuring "Lush" products from My Mind's Eye.

Cut your background paper, distress the edges, and adorn with ribbon. Attach to another 12x12 sheet of coordinating patterned paper. Cut a tree from flocked brown paper (template available in the scrapbooking department). Punch photos using various sizes of circle punches. Give a few of them dimension by attaching them with pop dots. Cut various sizes of leaves from green patterned paper and attach randomly. Finish with a title made from flocked alphabet stickers. Place inside a 12x12 shadow box.

The 2x2 blocks could be fun standing alone or displayed with the shadow box.

To make your own set, cover all 6 sides of each block with paper or photos. (You can pre-print a favorite saying onto some of the papers first). Ink around the edges of the blocks to distress. Attach chipboard letters to spell out your family name. Create the "knob" by threading beads onto a corsage pin. Drill a hole in the top of the block by pounding a nail half way, then remove it. Glue the pin with the beads into the hole with Diamond Glaze and finish it off with a little ribbon.

The possibilities are endless with this project! Yours is sure to be a treasure for years to come.

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