The Blessing Tree…..

After Easter was over and our Passion Tree was completed…I had another idea for the branches that we had used. I thought it would be fun to create a Blessing Tree.  I originally was on the lookout for an old, wooden violin case….let me know if you see any!…..to use for our ‘blessings’; but since I hadn’t found one that I really liked yet, I thought the branches from our Passion Tree would be great!

the blessing tree

I wanted to create little cards or tags of fun little blessings….or things to do….or things to ponder and then have them in a convenient location in our home….So, each time someone comes over or visits they can pick one and take it with them.

the blessing tree

the blessing tree

the blessing tree

I still want to use the old wooden violin case idea; but for now I think this is super fun!

the blessing tree

tree blessing

the blessing tree

Our Blessing Tree sits in the middle of our living room/entryway area…perfect for people to grab one as they go or come.

tree blessing

blessing tree

the blessing tree

 I added some fun vintage French dictionary pages so it wouldn’t just have little tags hanging on it……and I’m always looking for excuses to use vintage book pages.

the blessing tree

the blessing tree

the blessing tree

the blessing tree

 For the summer I created a list of fun things to do….to slow people down…..things to be enjoyed or savored.  They are printed on vintage French sheet music……I’ve included those lists/printouts for you below in case you would like to create your own tree.  Feel free to print them out, cut them into little strips and put them or hang them somewhere neat in your home.

 We tell people there is only one rule…..you can’t read the strips of paper and pick out one.  You have to just pick one and be surprised! 🙂 No choosing.

Here is how we created our Blessing Tree:

{See our Passion Tree post for how to set up the branches}

1. Print out a fun list of things to do or ponder, or scripture, or encouraging words.

2.  Cut them into strips.

the blessing tree

3. Punch small holes in one end…I used a teardrop hole punch for ours.

4. Using any kind of wire {or leftover Christmas ornament hooks} bend the wire into a hook to create a hanger for each strip.

the blessing tree

5. Hang away…all over the branches!

Here are the two sheets of printouts that we used:

{You can enlarge or shrink them depending on your preference.}

tree blessing

{Click here or on image for printable}

tree blessing

{Click here or on the image for the printable}

 If you were picking a strip….which one of the above would you want to pick?

Blessings~

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21 thoughts on “The Blessing Tree…..

  1. What a beautiful idea! I’d love to have dinner outside at sunset but Summer has been cancelled here due to persistent rain! I’m going to find a spider… we have so many cobwebs here that I’d be interested to see how they spin their webs so quickly!
    Lovely post x

  2. I want to come over, close my eyes and pluck an inspirational saying from your tree! I’ll swing on a swing, go on a bike ride and slow down an enjoy my summer. One thing missing – sip a margarita!
    Pinning this -what a fun way to have visitors slow down and enjoy the ride!
    Kelly

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