DIY Shower Decoration: A Blessing Tree

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One nice & visually attractive centerpiece at a shower or party (engagement, anniversary, wedding shower, baby shower) is a blessing tree. These are quite simple to pull together & look really great!

What is a blessing tree, you ask? It is simply a way for guests to share encouraging words, words of wisdom, favorite Bible verses or quotes, a prayer, a blessing, or notes of love & congratulations. At some point during the event, simply ask the guests to fill out a card at their own convenience before they leave. You get a nice centerpiece and the honorees get personal notes to take home, read, and be blessed by!

Our church recently hosted a baby shower for two momma’s. We chose to make blessing tree centerpieces for the table…

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You need –

  • a tall vase decorated to your taste (as above – burlap + fabric flower, made by my sweet friend Lindsey)
  • sturdy sticks with many branching parts
  • stones or beads to weigh down the bottom of the vase – we used river stones
  • cardstock cards, punched and threaded with ribbon of choice
  • directions for guests

Here’s what you need to do:

– Decorate your vase & gather your branches.

– Make your cards. I used patterned paper — Echo Park’s For the Record: Documented collection — & my paper trimmer to make 3×4-inch cards. I also used a corner rounder to get those lovely rounded edges. I punched a hole in the top & strung them with (I think?) brown hemp.

– I also made a quick mini-banner with the babies’ names to string up in the blessing tree.

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I love the spring color theme!

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Here are a few other shots from the shower! Love how light & airy it turned out!

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