Monday, January 31, 2011

Martha Stewart Family Tree Knockoff

 KnmoI got my inpiration for this project from the great Martha Stewart herself! In one of her magazines he had a project for a family tree and I immediatly fell in LURVE with it and knew I had to have one!

Unfortunatly, her version of the project was going to run me about $200+, HECK NO! So as I do with most other things I love, I found a way to make it for cheaper, much much cheaper! My family tree is a much smaller scale of her's but we love it! I loved it so much each set of parents one for Christmas and guess what....THEY LOVE IT TOO!

It is such an easy project to make and only takes about an hour. WHOO HOO! Love me some instant gratifaction!

Items Needed:
Card stock or Scrapbook paper - 2 colors. I love the cream linen cardstock!
picture of a tree - google family tree images and you can find a ton that you can borrow!
glue stick
computer & printer
picture frame

1. Start by finding the tree you want to use. Once you have found and downloaded it, print it off. I made my tree big enough to fit into a 11x14 frame so I had to go to Staples and have it blown up bigger. Only cost $1.00

2. On your computer open Word and type in all the names you are using. Play around with the fonts and sizing untill you get it the right size for your tree. Print on your cardstock.

3. Carefully cut out the names. Cut out of the 2nd color of cardstock the border for the last name, remember this needs to be BIGGER than your last name tag!

4. Glue the last name tag to the border tag.

5. I put all the names in place before I glued them so that I knew exactly where they were going to go first and could move around and make changes if needed. Pick them up one at a time and glue them in place.

6. Insert into frame and stand back and admire your handy work!

I linked up to:
mmm button

Savvy Southern Style



Happy Crafting


Anonymous said...

Love this post. I'm your newest follower.

Jamie said...

Jen, I like yours better than Martha's. I've thought about making one, but our family tree would be so messed up! :)

OCDesign said...

Thanks girlies! I had so much fun making it. PS Jamie, the one I made for my family was way to disfunctional to put on here...

Erika . . . with a K said...

What a wonderful idea, I would love to do this!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Tiffany said...

Love it! That is a great idea for Mother's day... Can't wait to do one for my house!

michelle said...

That turned out really cute! I saw you over at Somewhat Simple!

Elizabeth said...

I love it!! I am super into Geneaology, and even though I couldn't fit my whole family tree on it right now (I have almost 500 people!) I would love to do that for my immediate family and a few generations back. :) Great idea!

Vicki said...

I'm over from BTB at Kim's. Love this project. Great job and thanks for sharing!

DANA said...

That is so adorable! I need to make one for my MIL! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!

three14creations said...

Do you mind me asking where you found your tree picture? If online, can you post the link? I love the look of it. Thanks! Great post and would make a great gift for family.

MommaHen said...

That is so cute! I may try this as a present for a family member. Thank you for linking up to WhateverWednesday!! I hope to see you back next week :D

Danielle said...

I love this- it came out great!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Jen! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Kids craft ideas said...

Great tutorial. Love it, thanks for sharing

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