Asked on Nov 29, 2020

How do I create seasonal decorations for a painted family tree?

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My daughter painted a large tree (no leaves) on a wall in our entryway. For Thanksgiving we had family members write on fall colored leaves thankful notes. I'd like to use this for other seasons so any ideas on elements to add to creatively decorate the tree?

15 answers
  • Janice
    Janice
    on Nov 29, 2020

    Hi Debbie, for the upcomig holidays, why not cut out different colored ornaments from paper and do a siimilar exercise? For Valentines you could cut out hearts, shamrocks for St. Patricks, etc., It might also be fun at some pint to have people look through old photos and place some of those on the tree.

  • Maura White
    Maura White
    on Nov 29, 2020

    In the winter you could make snowflakes and decorate it with Christmas lights. You could also make a Christmas countdown with it. In the spring you could have buds and new green leaves and maybe some Easter eggs.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Nov 29, 2020

    You could cut shapes like ornaments, presents, trees or snowflakes and let others write messages on them then save those and the others in a zip loc baggy for each holiday

  • Annie
    Annie
    on Nov 29, 2020

    What a great idea! How about in between holidays you could have your family names, birthdates, etc on there?

    For summer, it would be cute to have a clothes line on it.

  • For the holidays I would either make it an advent tree with tiny gift or little sentiments that hang from the branches. Or you could take a photo of family members, frame them and add them as "leaves" on the branches. Keeping family near during the season kind of tribute.

  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on Nov 29, 2020

    I think light weight plastic xmas bulbs would be cute. You could drape garland around the tree trunk or drizzle tinsel around it.

    For different holidays you could add different items.

    4th of July you could tape beautiful pictures of exploding fire works above the tree.

    Don't forget to decorate for birthdays. I picture of a birthday cake would be cute near that person on the family tree.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Nov 29, 2020

    What a lovely tree! What about snowflakes for winter? Hearts for February? Cherry blossoms in spring?

  • snow flakes for winter and cherry blossoms in the spring would look nice done the same way

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Nov 30, 2020

    I see pretty fairy lights hung on these branches. They are available in both battery operated or plug in. (If you decide on the battery operated, be sure to use rechargeables as these lights, even though they are tiny, will eat batteries like crazy.)


    As fairy lights are not heavy, they would not require much hardware to mount. I would suggest small clear Command hooks in strategic locations on the branches. You could also replace the brown string with narrow ribbon in holiday colors/patterns, and hang miniature decorations from it, or clip them on to the ribbon with mini clothespins.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Nov 30, 2020

    clothes pins with snowflakes and pictues of your family sound good

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Dec 1, 2020

    you can also add picture frames on your wall if you don't want the string or clothing pins

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Dec 1, 2020

    Hello,

    Fix Garlands on it instead of the lines of leaves. Enjoy

  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    Chas' Crazy Creations
    on Dec 1, 2020

    We did this in our home too and here is what we putt up...

    Grateful leaves for fall, sometimes bare or snowflakes for winter, we would add a garland for Christmas, flowers for spring, and for summer we made green leaves.

  • Chloe Crabtree
    Chloe Crabtree
    on Dec 2, 2020

    Add paper ornaments for Christmas, hearts for Valentine's Day, flowers for spring and so on.

  • Homeroad
    Homeroad
    on Dec 4, 2020

    How about adding decorations using removable glue dots. The leaves or ornaments can be changed out with the season. https://amzn.to/2Vz2Ijc

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