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Family trees

Explore 22 projects, 8 articles, 8 galleries, 6 videos, and more

School Scrapbook Pockets

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Sleep Baby Scrapbook Page

Steps:7
Create a scrapbook page to capture baby's most peaceful moments.
Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch baby boy multimedia pad
  • Calla lily craft seam binding
  • 2-inch double-sided alphabet sticker roll
  • Glue
  • Stamp pad refill, available from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scallop dot edge punch
  • 1/4-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • 1-inch scalloped circle craft punch
  • Clear monogram and frame stamps, available from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Essential colors glitter set (24 pieces)
  • White felt applique stickers, available from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Pastel flag
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Photo Family Tree

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How to Create a Family Tree

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Behind the scenes, Guests
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Framed Family History Keepsakes

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Giving Tree Family Tree

Steps:3
With its warm gray tone and beautiful details, this drawing by New York artist Melinda Beck has a sophisticated charm and a pleasing symmetry that's perfect for an elegant family tree.
Materials
  • Tree and label templates
  • 30-by-40-inch watercolor paper, aceartsupplies.com
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Gold drawing ink
  • Fine-tip paintbrush (for glue, size 20)
  • Black fine-tip pen (for names, size 0, by Blick Master, dickblick.com)
  • Paste
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Birds of a Feather Family Tree

Steps:3
Help your kids visualize their extended family in a cute and colorful way. Use our tree template to transfer the tree onto a bedroom or playroom wall, and paint. Then use the bird templates to depict the grandparents and successive generations.
Materials
  • Tree template
  • Bird templates
  • Projector (optional)
  • Painters' tape
  • Graphite transfer paper
  • 3 quarts of interior wall paint, 1 color for tree and 2 others for birds (in Jupiter Glow, #021; Orange Appeal, #124; and Himalayan Trek; all by Benjamin Moore)
  • Paintbrush (for tree and birds, size 16)
  • Fine-tip paintbrush (for names, size 0)
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Precious Diamonds Family Tree

Steps:3
This family tree was created by arranging printouts of family photographs in an argyle design. Black-and-white images connect generations in a way that's classic yet modern.
Materials
  • Photographs
  • Photo paper (15 sheets, by Hahnemuhle, from New York Central Art Supply, 212-473-7705)
  • Diamond template
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • Watercolor paper, 30 by 40 inches, from aceartsupplies.com
  • Paintbrush (for glue), size 20, by Blick Academic
  • Paste
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Heirloom Family Tree in a Glass Dome

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A random assortment of family keepsakes, from a grandfather's spectacles to a baby's christening spoon, takes on a cohesive, deliberate look that's almost Victorian when encased in a delicate glass dome. The little tree is a lightweight branch bought from a florist, then spray-painted matte gold and held upright with epoxy.
Materials
  • Handsaw
  • 18-inch manzanita branch (or use branch from yard)
  • Glass dome and wooden base
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Epoxy
  • Name-tag templates
  • Fine-tip pen
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Family curios and keepsakes
  • Museum wax
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