Saturday, February 19, 2011

Family Tree

For Christmas this year my sister-in-law, Heidi, gave our mother-in-law, a BEAUTIFUL FAMILY TREE! She used this template from Martha Stewart's website...
I decided I wanted to make one for my mom's birthday this year & googled "Family Trees" and found SEVERAL options! I fell in love with this SPLIT FAMILY TREE idea and knew that since my brother Rob is an amazing CUSTOM FRAMER, he would be able to frame it just how I wanted!
 I googled "Vinyl Family Trees" and found the following split image. If it hadn't have been split, I could have easily Cropped the image in half if needed. I imported this image into my MAKE THE CUT program & then adjusted it slightly. I made the leaves the size I wanted, added some leaves to give me the amount of generations I wanted & added some falling leaves for their kids.

After I got it just the way I wanted, I printed it out on Chocolate Brown Vinyl. I also added a place for my parent's names at the base of the Trunk & 7 falling leaves to represent their 7 children's names...
 Then I printed all of the names I needed & made a PATTERN to trace around the names, to get the SHAPE I wanted!
 I used photo adhesive squares to stick my WHITE CARDSTOCK NAMES to the VINYL...
 and then I applied the vinyl to WHITE MAT BOARD, that would later be framed...
 My brother Rob framed it beautifully in a classic brown frame...
 and I LOVE how it turned out. I wanted a MODERN LOOK, but it also serves the purpose to show the genealogy of my family! I think hung side by side, it will look beautiful in my parent's home!

 Questions on how I completed this project?? 

Please email me at craftifyit@gmail.com 

Have you ever made a FAMILY TREE? If so, please share the link...I would LOVE to see them!

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18 comments :

Chris said...

This is a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing. :)

Emily Love said...

I love this!! Visiting from Whoo's Got Talent!

Lauren {Land of Douglas} said...

Popped over from Someday Crafts: Whatever Goes Wednesday! I love this idea...thanks for sharing.

Susan in SC said...

Love, love, love this!

Freebies Mom said...

Amazing project!
New follower from Thrifty Thursday.
So happy to find your awesome blog!
Freebies 4 Moms
http://casinofreebies3.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

This is so cool. I might have to try some day to make something like this for my dad. He is very much into researching his family history.
Thank you for sharing.

Jami said...

Fantastic Family Tree!! I'm hoping to get mine finished this week!
smiles!
Jami

Heidi said...

I love how yours turned out! And much easier than the hours I spent cutting out and gluing on those little tags! I gotta get make the cut!

Krystal said...

This is so beautiful! I'm featuring this project on my blog.
sassysanctuary.blogspot.com

Breanna Veth said...

Wow it turned out so beautiful! What a fun idea. Your newest follower :) excited for posts to come!

stefanie.ann said...

i LOVE it, but how do you distinguish the different generations on the tree?!?

my blog!
http://excusemeatthetableandplease.blogspot.com/

Kimie said...

Very cool. Love this idea.

Amy said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Someday when I'm not lazy I would like to make one for myself!

Amanda said...

Happy Day! You were featured! :) Love if you stopped by!

Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi
Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...
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Michele said...

This is awesome. I've been wanting to make my mom a family tree for years but couldn't find a good layout of a tree. She had kids with 2 husbands. This tree separtes it perfect. Thanks

Lolly Jane said...

Super cute Stace! Love the dual frames and am jealous you have such awesome access to fabulous frames ;)
xo

Michelina said...

Beautiful Family tree! You are inspiring me to make yet another one, and I do make quite a few!
Here is a link to one of my latest ones, which might just be my favorite (for now;)): http://preservingheritage.blogspot.com/2011/10/very-colorful-family-tree.html