Summertime family reunions may leave you feeling inspired to create or display a family tree in your home. The holidays--particularly Thanksgiving--also invoke nostalgia, and you find yourself wanting to dust off the old family photos to give them a place of more prominence than the shoebox they've been hiding in.
There are a number of ways to honor your family's history with customized family tree art and accessories you can either order online or make yourself. Displaying your... family's genealogy in your home is a wonderful way to create a meaningful space, whether it's with a custom piece of art purchased through an online retailer, a gallery wall that you put together yourself, or a handcrafted accessory that puts a unique spin on the traditional idea of a family tree. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
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Family Tree of Names
Don't have pictures of everyone in your family? Consider a piece of art that uses everyone's names instead. Etsy has tons of sellers willing to create customized family trees for you.
Family Tree of Names from EtsyContinue to 5 of 9 below.
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Tree Ring Family Tree Art
Here is another example of customized family tree art found on Etsy. This one is best for displaying the names of immediate family only, and would look great in a child's nursery. You could create a DIY version of this idea with an actual wood slice purchased from a craft store.
Tree Ring Family Tree Artfrom Etsy
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Family Tree Pillow
If you don't want to hang a piece of art, there are other ways to display a family tree, such as on an embroidered pillow cover.
Family Tree Pillow from Etsy
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Family Tree in a Vase
Decorating with nature is inexpensive and fun. Find a tree branch that you can anchor in a vase, then hang tags made from wood slices or pressed leaves on it--one for each member of your family. This literal translation of a family tree is both stunning and interactive.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Family Tree Chalkboard
Chalkboards are trendy and versatile and look particularly great with old black and white photos. Frame a large chalkboard, arrange photos depicting your genealogy on it, then write names and captions on it with a chalkboard pen. (Here are some tips for how to letter a chalkboard like an artist.)