• Scrapbook paper (any size), about 20 sheets for a 6-foot tree
• Mod Podge matte finish
• 2-inch-wide paintbrush or foam craft brush
• Paper bowl or plate
• Ladder or step stool
Step 1: Take fabric swatches from your baby’s bedding to a craft store, and grab a mix of papers in the same color family.
Step 2: Start building the tree at the part of the trunk where the limbs begin to branch off. Cut or tear the paper (imperfect edges give a vintage feel), making each branch the thickness and length you want. Apply the Mod Podge to the back of each piece and press it to the wall.
Step 3: Let it grow! As the limbs reach out and up, tear the paper thinner, just like on a real tree. Create the tree trunk with scraps of paper using a collage technique. For a cute addition, hang the baby’s name off a branch.
Step 4: Stack some of the leftover paper and cut out simple leaves. Cluster them along the branches. You can adorn the tree with birds, butterflies or even rhinestones.