Create your own personalised family tree plaque This simple project will produce a beautiful keepsake to hang in the family home. Use one of our stunning Family Tree Templates to develop your own piece of artwork. You could use this as a prompt to talk to your children about the family roots, or other family members, or about what makes your family so special. This project also makes a wonderful gift for relatives, especially if they are missing their kisses and cuddles.
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Materials and tools you will need for this Personalised Family Tree plaque:
- Black foam board
- Photo paper
- Spray adhesive
- Double-sided sticky foam pads
- Computer with an internet connection
- Craft knife
The first thing you will need to do is download a Family Tree Template. I have designed 5 for you to choose from, so take your pick!
To download right click and choose “save as”
Black Template I Brown Template l Grey Template I Muti Template I White Template
We now need to go to www.pixlr.com This is where we are going to add your personalised family names.
Once you are at Pixar, you need to click on ‘Open Image’. Find the Family Tree Template you downloaded, select it and click ‘open’
Now it’s time to add your family members’ names! You can add as many as you like around the tree.
To do this we need to click the ‘T’option on the left side panel, and this will open the text editor. Click ‘add more text’.
Now simply add your family’s names by typing each into the text box. You will find lots of options here, but I nomally just use the font and size options. Once you have written a name, you will see it appear on the family tree. Now you can change the font and size to suit your needs. And once you are happy with the font and size, you can move the name by holding the left mouse button over it and drag it to the position you would like it to go.
Now it is time to add the other family member’s names. This is simple… all you need to do is right-click the first name you just created and select ‘duplicate layer’. of Personalised Family Tree
This will make a duplicate layer. Simply hold the mouse over the first name, and drag it by holding down the left mouse button and you will see the duplicate layer. Now change the name to another family member the same way as you did previously. Follow these steps to create all your family names, and space them around the tree.
Once you are happy with the layout, click ‘save’. Make sure you you change the quality to 100% and select jpeg. Once this is done you can now click ‘download’.
You can now print your family tree. I’m not going to get into much detail about this because everyone has a different printer! Just follow your printer’s instructions and make sure you select the best printing quality.
Now you need to trim your Family Tree Template.
Grab your foam board, and cut out a 20cm x 20cm square. This might be best for mum or dad to do!
In this step, we are going to mount the paper to the foam board. To do this, spray the foam board with adhesive spray. Turn the printed design upside down and place the sticky side of the foam board on top. Press down on it for a couple of minutes.
The second to last step is to trim the edges. Be careful not to cut the foaming boar!
Now we have got to add our double-sided sticky foam pads, this is so we can stick them to the wall. All finished! A lovely craft project that the whole family can admire.
Easy as that.