DIY Blessings Tree

 

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

For the holidays, I wanted to share how you can create a blessings tree in honor of all the blessings you have experienced in life.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, I have become keenly aware of just how blessed I am and how thankful I am.
What a special way to commemorate this season of thankfulness by creating a Blessings Tree!
My favorite style of decorating involves the rustic cottage look so that is precisely the direction I took this idea.
Let me show you my tree first and then I will tell you a little about how you can do the same.
I love my sweet little tree!

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing ChangeMaking this Blessings Tree was a very easy DIY project.
Here is what you will need to make your own tree:

canvas tags
chalkboard paint
brushes
white paint pen
twine
Various décor for your tree – I used red berries, gold pinecones and plaid ribbon for mine

For the DIY ornaments:
birch circles (cut your own or buy them pre-cut at your local craft store like I did)
You will also need a drill to drill the holes in the birch slices to hang your ornaments on your tree.

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing ChangeCreating the ornaments was simple – just take your birch slices and paint a chalkboard circle in the center of each one
with chalkboard paint.

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing ChangeAllow each coat to dry well – it takes just a few minutes.
Give each about 3 coats of the chalkboard paint.
After they dry, I used my white paint pen and wrote all my blessings – one on each slice.
I think I could have written a thousand, but I limited it to about 16 or so.
You can do as many as you like!

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing ChangeYou could use chalk I suppose, but the paint pen worked best for me.
It is hard to fit all you need to on each slice and a pen allows for more precise penmanship.
After the slices were fully dry, I drilled a small hole in the top of each one large enough to string the twine through it.
Then I had fun stringing them up on my tree and adding all the finishing touches.

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

For the name tags:

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing ChangeWrite encouraging words or phrases in whatever colors you like!

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change
DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing ChangeFor an added personal touch, you could place some cute trinkets or thoughtful Christmas cards within the basket.
You can make really personalized ones on Shutterfly

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

DIY Blessings Tree - Embracing Change

Seeing all my blessings in front of me was an exercise in gratitude!
I am so blessed…and so thankful.
For more great crafts and furniture painting ideas, stay tuned right here.

May your holiday season be full of blessings as well!

 

 

 

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  1. Stacey, you created such a loving tree…I love the vignette that you created for it! Enjoy the season with it!
    JP

  2. This is such a wonderful idea for the holidays! It’s gorgeous:)

  3. Love this so much! I’m definitely going to make one. Love your creativity!

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