Sunday, December 21, 2008

Getting A Little Crafty For Chrismakkah This Year

I'm patting myself on the back right now for finishing up a crafty, little family tree project to give to my grandfather-in-law as a Chrismakkah gift.

(We're a part of a huge interfaith family so we celebrate both holidays - yaaay me!)

I found two shadow boxes at Michaels on sale for $15 each.

I used numerous textured scrapbooking papers (although my crappy camera doesn't really show it in detail) for the tree trunk and the leaves. My total for supplies was approximately $35.


I also left a few spaces open for future additions to the family and I'm hoping to do more research in order to add more ancesters. Overall, it was a fun project to put together and hopefully it will be a nice conversation piece in their home.


I definitely can't take the credit for the idea. I was inspired by this beautiful family tree from red envelope, but I didn't want to shell out the moola for a kit I knew I could probably make myself.

9 comments:

suzie said...

It's absolutely beautiful, T and I like your version 1,000 times better! So cute: "Chrismakkah gift!" I need to bookmark this for future reference!

The Southern Lady said...

What a beautifully heartwarming gift! I think it's a great way to acknowledge both families and honor them as well. As a girl who also comes from an interfaith marriage, this would make a great gift for the Chinese New Year.

Thank you for passing along a great idea.

Happy Chrismakkah!

Joi said...

Oooh! I love it! Nice job, Teresa!

Julia said...

beautiful job. and such a good idea because you have complete control over the colors... i've admired the red envelope one for awhile but like your version better as well and it's so much more personal that it's handmade.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Thats fabulous. I much prefer your version to the Red Envelope one!

Becky said...

Love it!

20-Something Superhero said...

What a beautiful gift!! I thought your version was lovely. Plus, it was still modern enough to match all sorts of decor!! Great job!

Michael said...

Ok, your version turned out way better than the Red Envelope one...this is the coolest gift. He's going to love it!

Lauren said...

Beautiful!! So special...