Our small group at church gave me a baby shower a few weeks ago and before I opened each lady's present, they each read a personalize verse of blessing for Baby Silas. Each verse was printed on a leaf. I loved all the verses so much that I wanted to encorporate them into Silas's nursery decor.
So I made a Tree of Blessing today!
Armed with my 40% off coupons, I went to Michael's today and bought a 20x24 canvas and some card stock. I have a TON of paper left (YEA! More crafts!)--I really only used 2 pieces of paper for the tree and then small scraps for the birds.
I tore the brown paper into strips of varies sizes and laid them out on the canvas with the leaves until I liked the arrangement.
Then I used a small foam brush and some diluted Elmer's glue (so it would spread better) and glued everything in place.
Next, I drew the birds free-hand, cut them out, and glued them in place.
I used 4 birds, one for Aaron, me, Micah and Benji, all looking over Silas as he comes into our family.
(you know you are an impatient blogger/crafter when you take pictures before the glue has even dried. ::hangs head in shame::)
(BTW, all the leaves had hole punches in them because at the shower they were hung on tree branches with ribbon).
As you can see, (or click on the picture to see it larger) each leaf has a verse on it that is personalized with Silas's name. So special!
I plan on hanging the canvas in his nursery as both art and an image of blessing for him as he grows.
YES! One more project done before he arrives!!