After Christmas I found this 4' lighted tree in a box, very woodsy and it was one of those things that I bought because I knew I would do something with it, just not sure what and the cost was about 1/4 of the retail price. I think this project could be just as easily done with a tree branch glued into a block of wood. My first task was to go to the party store and purchase some paper items. Started by tossing red and blue serpentine's - think they were .69 cents a package.
I next wrapped the trunk with blue and red tissue festooning and then went to the computer and found a few cute pictures of the twins, printed them out and using double stick tape glued to mini paper fans, all very easy to attach to the stick tree. Finished it off with more of the tissue festooning in the upper branches and the "topper" was of photo of the two of them.
I printed out the "Birthday Tree" banner and the "8" on my inkjet printer and once again attached with double stick tape.
Turns out a "Birthday Tree" is a pretty cute place to display the gifts. The best part was when their Grammie heard "you did this for us?" Be still my heart.
Some adorable "Happy Birthday" candles and an "8"
Ready to sing "Happy Birthday" and blow out the candles.
Candles, serpentine's, tissue festooning & mini-fans, party store
Tree, HomeGoods (was a Christmas item)
Star frosting tip, Wilton 2D
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