May 26

Birthday Tree

Here is a little birthday tree I made for a friend. You could use this concept for any special occasion.(It could easily be an “anniversary-tree” or a “having-a-bad-week-tree.” Basically, I decorated some Dogwood branches with sparkly flowers and ribbons and hung pretty treats in the branches. I really love party poppers but they are so darn ugly. Solution? Spray Paint them gold! I also put little presents and notes in the boxes for her to open each day. (Am I the only one who likes to drag out my birthday celebration?) If you did a group present you could ask everyone to bring something to hang from the tree (like a note or small present or candy.) And after all the hullabaloo is over it looks pretty just sitting there on its own.

I’ll post more detailed instructions later this week.


  • ninfa says:

    how beautiful!

  • BriBedell says:

    So lovely and simple! I love it :)

  • Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy says:

    Oh my goodness! I love this idea. Why can't my husband be crafty to make one for me?? Ha ha. Thanks for sharing and I will definitely be making one for someone down the road.

  • jade oconnor says:

    you are way too talented

  • "hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." says:

    you're creations keep knocking my socks off- so wonderful!!!!!! i might have to employ this idea, with proper credit to you, of course!

  • Joslyn says:

    brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

    you are pretty rad lady…just sayin ;-)

  • Color Collective says:

    Love it!! Great idea spray painting party poppers gold!

  • Flora says:

    I love this! Such a great idea, you rock!

  • Bryan and Sarah says:

    So pretty!

  • Carrie Anne says:

    If only more of life's problems could be solved with gold spray paint! I love this idea as an advent calendar, too. Gorgeous.

  • Michelle Parks McCourt says:

    wow, just gorgeous, thank you for sharing.

  • Lenore says:

    So thoughtful! I would love for you to be in charge of my birthday celebrations!


  • seesaw designs says:

    you are on a roll! it's makin' me crazy (in a good way)… keep it up. i love seeing everything you're creating. just beautiful.


  • katecreate says:

    This tree looks great! Very cute idea!

  • girlrobot says:

    wow i am loving this!!

  • Damaris says:

    someone did this for me at my bridal shower and it was amazing. each box had a little word of advice with a small gift. it was the best present ever.

  • Satoko says:

    What a beautiful idea!! I think I must steal this idea for my son's birthday display for this year!! Love your blog!

  • The Maltese Kat says:

    I super love, love, love this!

  • 3StinkyBoysAndMe says:

    that is so sweet!

  • Bridget says:

    so pretty!

  • Liz says:

    Wow. You are an incredible friend! Your ideas are endless. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  • Jeannie says:

    I love this!re

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  • Courtney says:

    This is fantastic; I can't wait for your detailed instructions!

  • We Joneses says:

    Jordan, this is an unexpected comment from someone you don't know, but is it true your toddler sleeps in a closet? don't worry, I'm not with child services, mine does, too. Turns out she might be staying there for a bit longer, and I'm worried about when she's old enough to get out of her crib. what did you do?! How do you keep him from getting into everything? I'd welcome any advice. roseanne.jones [at] gmail [dot] com (and don't sweat it if there's no time to reply)

  • We Joneses says:

    a little embarrassed because I just found your post about the closet, which functions solely as a (very darling) bedroom. Wish me luck and lots of creative problem solving. :)

  • tytty says:

    wow jordan, what inspired this idea

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  • Kendall says:

    This is a truly lovely idea. This gift shows that it really is the thought that counts.

  • Claire says:

    This is awesome! I would love a birthday tree with little presents to open :)

  • Wahzat Gayle says:

    love it!!!
    hope I remember this next birthday season in my household!

  • Estelle says:

    Oh lady you have just completely blown me away with your creativity. I'm inspired to try something similar for a friend's baby shower but I think I will make a wishing tree where everyone can hang a wish for the baby. I'm so excited. Now I need to find some pretty branches….

  • papergarland says:

    stunning. my birthday is in 2 weeks…might just make one for myself!

  • jen byard says:

    what a great idea…think I'll try it for fathers day!

  • Susan Crabtree says:

    this is the sweetest idea!

  • Eva / Sycamore Street Press says:

    so pretty and creative!

  • Nicole Marie says:

    cute! i did one kind of like this with all our old christmas cards.

  • Katie says:

    Oh this is such a sweet idea! Will have to store it up for next year, all my friends' birthdays have been and gone for this year!

  • Sara says:

    LOVE. Totally stealing this one :)

  • The Beso Team says:

    How creative and such a great idea. The tree is well decorated. I love it. Thanks for sharing this birthday tree.
    The Beso Team

  • Courtney says:

    I love this! It's so gorgeous and yet so simple. It's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments. You did it so well, as you do everything!

  • Melissa says:

    Oh my, this is just so whimsical and fun!

  • RenĂ©e says:

    So lovely! Beautiful decoration too, I think it's also fun to make it.

  • Sarah K says:

    My birthday is in January and I always wish we could keep the Christmas tree up for decoration. What a perfect 'transition tree' to beat the winter blues! Thanks!

  • Heidi says:

    Darling! And…tomorrow is MY birthday! I think I need a birthday tree! ~Heidi

  • Charlotte says:

    How elegant and absolutely clever! I just love anything that has been created from the heart…would you mind if I shared this with my friends? I would love to point them in the right direction for clever ideas…cheers!

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