Nicole™ Crafts Vintage Family Tree Burlap Wall Art

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by Ginny Lowe, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Nicole™ Crafts Vintage Family Tree Burlap Wall Art

DIY + family is one of our favorite craft combos!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the ink nor the glue.
    The amount of supplies for this project, such as burlap canvas, cardstock, frames, photos, etc. depends largely on how large of a family tree you are making.
  • 2
    Locate all photos that you would like to use in making this family tree. Resize by scanning and cropping to fit the small frames. Use needle nose pliers to remove the easel back on each frame. Place pictures in frames and set aside.
  • 3
    Print out two tree patterns onto the legal size paper. Tape the trees together in the center with and slight overlap. Trace around outside of tree on to the 12 inch x 12 inch Midnight cardstock. Cut out tree. Cut out as many branches as needed to connect the frames to the tree. Set aside.
  • 4
    Arrange the 12 inch x 12 inch and 6 inch x 6 inch burlap canvas on the table, face down. The jumbo craft sticks will be used to keep the frames connected to each other. Apply hot glue to the side of one 6 inch x 6 inch burlap canvas and place against the 12 inch x 12 inch burlap canvas. Hold in place until it sets up. Repeat with the remaining 6 inch x 6 inch canvas. Hot glue the jumbo craft sticks overlapping the 6 inch x 6 inch and the 12 inch x 12 inch burlap canvas on the back. This will help stabilize the wall art. Repeat in all areas where both frames meet.
  • 5
    Use the craft knife to cut the foam board to 10 inch x 10 inch. Use the Quick Grip glue to attach the foam board to the inside of the 12 inch x 12 inch burlap canvas for support.
  • 6
    Turn wall art front side up. The tree can now be glued on to the burlap and glue any branches needed to connect your metal frames.
  • 7
    Hot glue frames on to tree.
  • 8
    Punch out leaves from vintage-like cardstock such as newsprint or words. Use the Distress Ink pad on the blending tool with felt pad to color all leaves varying shades of Green. Allow to dry. Glue leaves to tree and around frames using the Zip Dry glue.
  • 9
    Punch the flowers out of the Peach Fuzz cardstock and vintage-like peach color paper. Use a stylus or round end of paint brush to curve the punched flowers. We find that using a piece of craft foam will make it easier to curve flower petals. Glue one pearl sticker in to the center of each flower or only in the printed paper flowers and a smaller paper flower in the center of the Peach Fuzz cardstock.
  • 10
    Place printed your paper of choice in printer and create your family name. Use a banner pattern to cut out the family banner for your family tree. Cut out two of the ribbon ends, each going in the opposite direction. Glue together and glue to front of Family Tree.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • •Art Supply Enterprises 12" x 12" and 6" x 6" Burlap Canvas(es)
  • •Nicole™ Crafts 12" x 12" Cardstock in Midnight and Peach Fuzz, Bling It Adhesive Pearls in White & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •Ranger Distress Ink Pad Peeled Paint
  • •Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
  • •McGill Stacking Series Perfect Petals Paper Punch
  • •EK Tools Mini Petal Paper Punches
  • •Elmer’s 20" x 30" x 1/2" Foam Board in Black
  • •Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •Beacon Zip Dry & Quick Grip Glues
  • •X-ACTO Precision Instruments Craft Knife
  • •Assorted 3" x 3" and 3" x 4" Photo Frames & Photos, Vintage-Like & Patterned Peach Cardstock, 8-1/2" x 14" Piece of Paper, Small Piece of Craft Foam, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil & Tape