I love family trees! It’s so fun to have a visual of how we’re all connected. I put this cute family tree together for my Grandma for a Mother’s Day gift and I love how it turned out!
You can customize this completely! Use colors that match the decor of where you’re going to hang it up. So cute! Here are some images you can pin to save this idea for later. This post may contain affiliate links.
Make a Family Tree
-background paper sized to your choice (I used posterboard cut to fit my frame)
-cardstock or vinyl as desired. You’ll need colors for: tree and it’s connected leaves, floating leaves, hearts and birds, and names.
–Family Tree Cut File, see below
-glue sticks and/or spray glue
Family Tree Cut File
I used THIS Cut File for my family tree, it’s only a couple dollars and totally worth it! You can use it in a variety of different ways. Basically it comes with all the tree parts and you arrange them according to your family. There are instructions on how to use the Cut File, both for Silhouette and Cricut machines. You could also use your Silhouette software to design it and then just print it off instead of cutting and constructing it.
Assembling a Family Tree Craft
First up, you are going to cut the trunk/leaves – it cuts as a large piece. I used cardstock because I wanted a little texture and dimension. Then I used spray glue on the back and stuck it down to a piece of posterboard.
Next you’ll add in the embellishments of extra leaves, circles, and birds. I cut the extra leaves out of a patterned scrapbook paper, and the circles and birds out of cardstock. I just ran each piece over the top of a glue stick and then stuck it down into it’s spot on the tree design.
Now it’s time for the names! I cut them out of adhesive vinyl because I wanted a little shine to them and also because they’re really small – vinyl tends to cut better than cardstock when it comes to small pieces. Plus then you can just use transfer tape and stick them down instead of tediously gluing each letter.
I also used vinyl on the Family Name:
That’s it! you can add a mat and frame it and voila, done!
Family Chart Craft Projects
If you love craft projects about your family history, you might also want to check out: