Sorry I digress. This post is supposed to be about my homemade gift idea...although not homemade, I am pretty sure a season of Modern Family would be a good gift...again I digress!
Okay so one of my FAVORITE gifts to give is a family tree. ANY kind of family tree. It is one of those gifts that can be sentimental and stylish at the same time. Here is my latest family tree project.
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Modern Family Tree
It is pretty easy to make this, just takes a little patience with the drawing and then cutting out of the tree shape.
You will need:
art canvas, your desired size
I found an image online for a tree shape I liked. I searched google images to find one. There are so many places to find an image you like.
Draw your image on a sheet of freezer paper that will cover your canvas. I free handed the stencil for my image, based off of the image I printed off. You could totally take your image and blow up the image at a photo copy shop...I was too lazy to actually go to one.
Once I was done, I outlined it with a black marker, to see it better.
Then I used an exacto knife and started cutting the whole thing out. This is the part that takes some patience intermixed with candy breaks.
I also printed off the year that the "tree" started...aka the year we got married. Traced it onto freezer paper and then cut out the individual numbers.
Using a dry, low heat iron, iron on your tree stencil and your numbers. Once they are in place, you can start spray painting.
Start with a light coat. Then follow up with additional coats until coverage is complete.
Now, make sure your stencil is good and attached OR this might happen...
But don't panic, with a paint brush, some more patience, some more candy, and a little bit of this...
You get this...
Lovely. The perfect stylish and sentimental gift.
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