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picture tree craft baby shower decoration idea

One last baby shower decoration to post!  Originally, I had planned to use jute twine and covered clothespins to string baby pictures along a wall, but after making my bunting, decided I didn’t want jute twine strung everywhere.  Instead, I went back to my square motif and cut cardstock into 4×4 squares, affixed color-copied baby pictures of the parents to be, and used twine to hang them from a beautifully natural fallen tree branch.  The parents-to-be had a gorgeous hammered copper vessel at home that served as the perfect display piece.  So easy to do, and so inexpensive!

picture tree craft baby shower decoration idea

Here’s what you need:

  • a branchy branch (please use only ones that have fallen, do not pluck one from a living tree!)
  • colored cardstock
  • ruler and scissors
  • color-copied pictures
  • glue stick
  • jute twine
  • hole punch

picture tree craft baby shower decoration idea

Here’s what you do:

  1. Cut cardstock into 4 x 4 squares, using a ruler and scissors or your Fiskars paper trimmer.
  2. Crop pictures to fit cardstock and affix with glue or mounting squares.
  3. On backside, glue kraft paper tracings (optional, please see A Fine Liner for the how-to).
  4. Use hole punch at top of square.
  5. Use jute twine to loop through hole, creating a hanger.
  6. Artfully arrange your pictures on the branches.

Here’s the final product on display at the baby shower!

picture tree craft baby shower decoration idea


What do you think?