A few weeks ago, my friend and I hosted a baby shower at her house. More about the shower here, here and here. A big trend right now is to use thumb/finger print trees at weddings rather than a traditional guest book. Since the shower was loosely planned around a garden party theme a finger print tree would fit right in.
I purchased a canvas at Big Lots for $5. It was not a stretched canvas because I was worried about the pressure on the canvas when people pressed their fingers down. I free handed a tree and filled in with tester paint left over from the master bedroom redo. I used painter's tape to create a space under the tree that I filled in with another tester paint left over from the master bedroom. Yes, I had a hard time deciding on a paint color for the master.
The letters are scrapbook embellishments in a damask pattern that I picked up at Big Lots for $3. They were attached with Mod Podge.
At the shower, we had a table set up in the front entry where all the guest could sign in using a green ink stamper pad. We also put out a sharpie for everyone to sign their names. It was such a great hit and turned out so cute. The stamper pad was given to the mom-to-be so if anyone else wanted to add to the tree they could.
Baby Julia should be here any day and we can't wait to meet her!
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