family tree wall art

ย tada! this was my project on One Month to Win It this week! Sorry the pics weren’t fantastical…we’ve had nothing but cloudiness and rain here so I did my best. I loove how this project turned out!
and this project won this week! (barely)…I couldn’t believe that! wow! thanks everybody!
So, when I first heard the theme this week would be Spring Cleaning, I really wanted to take something in our house that I wouldn’t normally use, and incorporate it into a project. So I headed to our garage rather than my craft room. (this is not normal for me) I found a scrap piece of plywood and decided to do some wall art with it!
It is basically the poor man’s version of this art piece. ;} Their version is $40, and mine was free thirty free.
ย I first made a template with some paper for the branch shapes-working with some frames I grabbed from around the house. Then I cut them from the wood, sanded and painted (frames as well), and hung them up with some holes drilled in the back.
ย  I printed out some OLD family photos (on simple card stock) to fill in the picture frames for now-and cut the FAMILY out of some vinyl with my Silhouette. It is the perfect large scale piece for my living room wall!
Now to fill it with some new family photos…
I can’t wait for next week!
Don’t miss the cool giveaway right below this post!!!


  1. I have been waiting ALL week to find out who made this! It is so cool, if I remember correctly, I gasped when I saw it Monday. I would have cried if you didn’t make it through to week 4! Congrats on an amazing project and the finals, good luck-

  2. I knew this had to be you! It’s so classy and adorable! Seriously, your creativity knows no bounds!! Oh and I voted for you!

  3. That’s a great piece for a wall, and can be quite the conversation starter! I dig.

  4. Super good idea! I’d love you to link up at my Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party! I’m a new follower!

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  5. Great project!! So glad you made it through!! ๐Ÿ™‚ On pins and needles for MONDAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Congratulations Jess, I love how this turned out and how it fits into your decor so well!

  7. Anonymous says

    I love this! I enjoy coming here to see what you have come up with everyday. Thanks for sharing all this with everyone.

    ~Lee Ann

  8. Congrats on winning this week. I loved this project! I think it’s so cool, and classy looking. Good job!

  9. I love this! It is so cute! I am happy to know I voted for you!

  10. That is absolutely fantastic! So glad I voted for you, congrats on winning!

  11. I thought this one was so cool! I’m glad you won ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!

  12. Looks wonderful! Good for you for making it. I bought one off Bed Bath and Beyond. I have a big wall space I needed to fill. Thanks for the idea!

  13. ha, I gigglesnorted at ‘free thirty free’ …this is lovely!

  14. That is wonderful! Love it!

  15. This is the most beautiful family tree Iยดve ever seen! you genius! >__<

  16. Aah, I love it! Gorgeous.

  17. Gorgeous and congrats on making it to next week!

  18. I have seen this sort of thing done before and thought “I definitely want to do that one day…” The one I saw had finer branches and a lot more photos – but the beauty of this is that your tree can grow with more photos being hung in time. Well done!

  19. I love your family tree art! What an awesome idea!

    I really enjoy your blog. I check it our regularly. You are an inspiration, and you make me want to sew more!

    If I win, I’d probably pick pocket #2, but #17 is a close 2nd.

    Have a great day!
    sisujones (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. This is seriously cool! I’d love to do something like that. I need to get me one of those Silhouettes. They sound amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. This week was tough to figure out. I was torn between this and one other project being yours. Really neat project. I love that it’s a large decorative piece.

  22. love this jess, you are always coming up with something cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. This is awesome Jess!

  24. I saw this in a magazine recently and fell in love. I always think “I could make that” when I see things and then never get around to it….or can’t figure it out. THEN…I saw yours and fell in LOVE TWICE!!!! Hunny, you are amazing and I am totally going to copy you!!! You are amazing!!! I too, would have cried if you didn’t make it to the next round! Cheering you on from AZ!

  25. PS: I pinned your tree this morning and it has already be repinned about a ba-jillion times!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Holy AMAZINGness!
    This is fabulous.
    Rock it, Jess.

  27. I saw this and loved it! I would have posted it, but it looks like your cut out wood and that is hard for a lot of people to do (like me). Did you use a jigsaw? Great job!

  28. I love this! I love it so much that I made one for my hubby for Father’s Day! I linked back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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