A Year of Memories: New Year’s Eve Picture Tree

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
A Year of Memories New Years Eve Picture Tree

As you get ready for the new year, relive the best moments of the last twelve months with a memory tree. This easy-to-make project will not only serve as decoration, but also as a great conversation starter.

Get started by gathering your favorite photos from the past year. Look for photos that will work well with the scale of the Fiskars XX-Large Tag Lever Punch. Then select colorful ribbons, solid cardstock and sparkly paper.

Spray paint a branch and let the paint dry. Once dry, insert the end in a piece of foam and place it in the bottom of a vase or other container. Weight the foam base down with pebbles. For greater stability, add plaster or floral foam inside the container around the foam base and branch. Then add a decorative accent, such as piece of fabric, to cover the stabilizer.

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Decorating your tree is as easy as punching tags and adding ribbon hangers. Using the XX-Large Tag Lever Punch, punch equal numbers of pictures and cardstock pieces.

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Glue the cardstock tag on the back of the picture tag. Then use a Fiskars Circle Hand Punch to create a hole in the top of the tag. You may wish to journal information about the picture on the back side.

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Double a length of ribbon and thread it through the hole. Thread from the front to the back with the looped end facing away from you.

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Pull the ends of the ribbon through the loop and tighten.

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Tie another knot mid-way along the length of the ribbon to create ribbon tails. Hang the tags on the branches of your tree.

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Then add glittery stars to the ends of the branches. Punch the stars from pre-glittered paper using the Fiskars X-Large Star Lever Punch.

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Place an adhesive dot on the end the branch and place a punched star shape on each side to create a tree that sparkles from all angles.