BIRTHDAY TREE - 11.26.14

Hi guys, it's me, that girl katie, 7 years ago today marked a big, wonderful, and exciting journey in my life, I become a MOM!

I adore my mom and she taught me everything I know about being a mom. One of the many things she gave me was her time making holiday's, parties and play dates feel so special. As a kid I imagine I took them for granted or wasn't always appreciative but now I hold on tight to those memories. I guess as the saying goes, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" because it's very important for me to also give my kids special and meaningful moments but with my added creative twist.

So, I saw the idea of a BIRTHDAY TREE in a magazine a few years ago and have had this DIY on my mind ever since.

Apparently, I am not the only one with this idea.

Image Source:


I wanted to really personalize the BIRTHDAY TREE I had purchased at etsy with ornaments from each year of my daughters life. Some ornaments I put the party invitation and some are with friends.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut out all the frame shapes + the birthday numbers + the star garland + the balloons. Of course every year she will get a new ornament and I imagine I will also add some other tree decoration too.

My daughter LOVES it and I could see that extra sparkle in her eye of feeling special. It was a great way to celebrate her life while also looking back at how lucky I am to be her MOM.

I am very thankful for today!