Friday, December 31, 2010
New Years Wishing Tree
This tree was made by my sister . For her wedding, they decided instead of a guest book, she made a wishing tree. Guest would leave a friendly note & hang it on the tree as they entered . This not only looked beautiful, but she now has a pretty display in her home.
I love this idea so much that we decided to use it for tonight’s party to collect all the things our guest will be looking forward to in the coming year. We’re calling it our “wishing tree”. It will be fun to look back on to see what we’ve all shared.
All you need is a vase and some branches from the back yard ( or from the craft shop), pretty paper, hole punch & some ribbon, Leave the branches natural or why not paint them !
Then make a cardboard cut out of a simple leaf. Now use this template to trace & cut leaves out of pretty scrap book pages . Make enough for each guest . Using a hole punch, punch a hole in each leaf & tie a ribbon on to make for easy hanging.
Place a pen with the vase & scatter leaves around the table. It makes for a great conversation as well as a unique center piece! This could be used for so many different gatherings, and makes for a great way to display it even after the partys over :)