I’m very excited that my sister Erin got married a couple of weeks ago! As her matron of honor I tried to help with as many of the wedding preparations as possible. When my sister mentioned that she wanted a thumbprint tree to fit in with the fall theme at her reception I happily offered to DIY one for her.
I started off by scouring Google for images of thumbprint trees. Fortunately, there was no shortage of inspiration images available out there. I spoke with both Erin and her fiancé, Matt, to see what their thoughts were on how it should look. Once I had a rough idea of what I wanted to create I opened up Microsoft Publisher and working on a draft.
I printed my draft and copied it in black and white onto a transparency, which I then shot onto a 24” x 36” canvas that I had purchased for 50% off at a local craft store.
Using a pencil, I lightly traced the outline of the words and tree.
I used a basic, black paint pen to fill in the words along the bottom.
And then I painted the tree.
In the end I was left with a canvas that looked a little something like this. Not bad if I say so myself!
The tree was placed in the foyer at the reception hall to be used in place of the traditional guest book. It was a big hit and by the end of the night Erin and Matt were left with a tree filled with the thumbprints and signatures of their dear family and friends.