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Follow this easy step by step tutorial to create your own thumbprint tree
I wanted to have one of these for my wedding...so...being a DIY kinda bride, I made my own!

Posted by Miss_Yelllow_Shoes from Greenville, South Carolina, United States • Published See Miss_Yelllow_Shoes's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Scour the internet a tree or other object you would like to trace.

  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hook your computer up to your projector. Now shrink or zoom in on your picture to make it fit the canvas. Remember to try the image on the canvas vertically, or horizontally. I went horizontal with mine to made a wider image.

  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use sticky tack, or some other temporary adhesive to attach your canvas to the wall.

  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    *This is what my canvas looked like with the image projected onto it.

    Now trace your image with pencil. Remember that you can edit your image to remove branches or add branches.

  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you're finished tracing, shut off your projector and double check your work. It would really stink if you took down your work only to see a huge chunk that you forgot to trace.

  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lastly, fill in your traced image with paint. I just used a sharpie on mine because it was just a mock-up of the real thing.

  • How to make a hanging. Thumbprint Tree Diy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you've just made yourself a super sweet, totally "done-it-myself" guest book.

    Try to resist the urge to fill the canvas with your own thumbprints. I filled mine just to see if my canvas would be big enough for 200 thumbs. I also wanted to show you what it would look like filled with thumbprints.
    I was able to fit a little over 200 thumbprints on my canvas. The total cost for this project was $2.30!!!

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Illyhia Anne B.
Illyhia Anne B. · Whitefish, Montana, US · 1 project
thats so lovely
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Sandra L.
Sandra L. · Newark, California, US · 38 projects
that's an amazing idea Happy i just have to wait...10 years to actually use it Happy maybe for my graduation of something, OMG THAT'D BE AMAZING, BE RIGHT BACK
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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects
This is so beautiful!
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