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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.

  1. ninfa

    May 26, 2010

    how beautiful!

  2. BriBedell

    May 26, 2010

    So lovely and simple! I love it πŸ™‚

  3. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy

    May 26, 2010

    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.

  4. jade oconnor

    May 26, 2010

    you are way too talented

  5. "hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love."

    May 26, 2010

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

  6. Joslyn

    May 26, 2010

    brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

    you are pretty rad lady…just sayin πŸ˜‰

  7. Color Collective

    May 26, 2010

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

  8. Flora

    May 26, 2010

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

  9. Bryan and Sarah

    May 26, 2010

    So pretty!

  10. Carrie Anne

    May 26, 2010

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

  11. Michelle Parks McCourt

    May 26, 2010

    wow, just gorgeous, thank you for sharing.

  12. Lenore

    May 26, 2010

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


  13. seesaw designs

    May 26, 2010

    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.


  14. katecreate

    May 26, 2010

    This tree looks great! Very cute idea!

  15. girlrobot

    May 26, 2010

    wow i am loving this!!

  16. Damaris

    May 26, 2010

    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.

  17. Satoko

    May 26, 2010

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

  18. The Maltese Kat

    May 26, 2010

    I super love, love, love this!

  19. 3StinkyBoysAndMe

    May 26, 2010

    that is so sweet!

  20. Bridget

    May 26, 2010

    so pretty!

  21. Liz

    May 26, 2010

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

  22. Jeannie

    May 26, 2010

    I love this!re

  23. Mr Lonely

    May 26, 2010

    nice blog.. have a view of my blog when free.. .. do leave me some comment / guide if can.. if interested can follow my blog…

  24. Courtney

    May 26, 2010

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

  25. We Joneses

    May 26, 2010

    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)

  26. We Joneses

    May 26, 2010

    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. πŸ™‚

  27. tytty

    May 27, 2010

    wow jordan, what inspired this idea

  28. Adit Creation

    May 27, 2010

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    May 27, 2010

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  30. Kendall

    May 27, 2010

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

  31. Claire

    May 27, 2010

    This is awesome! I would love a birthday tree with little presents to open πŸ™‚

  32. Wahzat Gayle

    May 27, 2010

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

  33. Estelle

    May 27, 2010

    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….

  34. papergarland

    May 27, 2010

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

  35. jen byard

    May 27, 2010

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

  36. Susan Crabtree

    May 27, 2010

    this is the sweetest idea!

  37. Eva / Sycamore Street Press

    May 27, 2010

    so pretty and creative!

  38. Nicole Marie

    May 27, 2010

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

  39. Katie

    May 28, 2010

    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!

  40. Sara

    May 28, 2010

    LOVE. Totally stealing this one πŸ™‚

  41. The Beso Team

    May 29, 2010

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

  42. Courtney

    May 29, 2010

    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!

  43. Melissa

    May 29, 2010

    Oh my, this is just so whimsical and fun!

  44. RenΓ©e

    June 5, 2010

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

  45. Sarah K

    January 2, 2011

    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!

  46. Heidi

    March 1, 2011

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

  47. Charlotte

    March 6, 2011

    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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