We don't live close to family...but I wanted my kids to see pictures of them everyday. So, I made a family tree...and because our friendships have become our extended family I also made a friendship tree. It sits in a corner of our dining room right next to the dinner table. Everyone who comes over makes a comment about how much they like it. One great function of it is that it holds about 20 photos, and it is easy to change out the pictures whenever you choose. Aunt Ruthie's version was a little too country for our home, so I made some modifications to her great idea and mine looks like this.
Here are one of the photos up close. I didn't want to make each frame by hand so I used a photo mailer made by Martha Stewart and cut them apart. You could also use nice card stock and those sticky corners and slide in the photo. Then I hole punched the top of the frame, threaded cording through the hole to hang the picture, and covered the hole with a decorative brad. Most of the supplies I was able to buy at a local store called Michaels. They don't sell supplies online, but I included the links so you could see clearly what I purchased. When Ruthie did her project she used a beautiful branch she cut down from one of her trees outside. She lives in the country in Missouri, so that option worked for her. I had each color photo printed in black and white...and waaalaaa it looks cohesive and contemporary. Once I had the supplies I easily put the project together in one afternoon. My daughter enjoyed helping me too! I hope this inspires you to do something lovely for your home.
What I love is how one person's vision can be a catalyst for so many other great ideas. That is something all of you do for me in countless ways every day!
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