DIY Family Art: Trees

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Once upon a Pinterest, I pinned 2 eye catching art projects to do with the kids. They probably sat on my boards for months.

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Until one day, after staring at this wall space above our front door for over 2 years, it clicked. And, I had a gift card for Michael’s. Serendipity.

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I bought a canvas for $20, some scrapbook paper, and a new jar of Modge Podge.

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I scoured our paint stash for leftovers.

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Our front door color was just what I was looking for.

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Trace all those sweet hands in your family…or classroom…or whoever. Glue those sentimental tree trunks down with Elmer’s or Modge Podge. Mist up a little about how their hands have probably already grown since you traced them.

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Make sure your hand is touching your spouse’s hand because that’s how all those baby trees got here in the first place.

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Get comfy and cut out widdle, biddy leaves. Tell stories and laugh as you go.

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Ask each tree maker to get leafy with their tree. *My mistake was not asking everyone to give each leave a dot of glue or swipe of a glue stick as they go.

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Warning: this project is totally boring to dogs.

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If you don’t glue them down as you go, when you try to paint the Modge Podge on top, it won’t go well. And, I highly recommend Peanut Butter Capt’n Crunch with this project. Let it guide you.

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Lay it on thick.

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Oops. Be careful.

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I did about 3 coats, but I lost count because my fingers were glued together. Note: Dog still super bored.

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See that space above my tie-dye-ish art? That’s a whole new project. I figure I’ll tackle that in another few years.

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Happy Family Arting,

Shelisa

If you are tree crazy, you may like this post….or this one.

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Comments

  1. I love your commentary, how it turned out, and especially love your “hey girl” meme. Thank you for this! :)

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