Make a Magic Tree

Apr 23, 2012

Having a special tree in your yard adorned with various exciting and precious items will add that little touch of magic and fun that kids love so much.

It's so simple. Just collect any special little items you have at home and then get yourself outside to create some magic.

We are actually asking all our family members to find something they can spare for us to hang on the tree. By including other loved ones in the process, it gives our "Magic Tree" even more meaning and makes it even more special.

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 Here are some little bits and pieces that Madeline's Grandma found for her around her house. We will also be keeping our eyes out at op-shops etc and asking other friends and relatives for any trinkets they find that they'd like to give us.

 We chose the Weeping Cherry Tree in our front garden as our "Magic Tree"

Using materials like these stained glass ornaments means that the tree does not 'shout out' at you. You have to get up close and look carefully to spot all the little decorations. It makes it seem even more special to us.

 The glass whale took a little dip in the bird bath before finding it's home amongst the leaves

 Little fishy, hard to spot. He has a few friends hidden around on various branches. It's fun to try and spot them

Home is where the heart is

Some tips:

- Your "Magic Tree" can easily be added to bit by bit over time, as you find and collect more precious items

- Involve family members/loved ones in collecting precious items to give your Magic Tree that extra special meaning

- We are creating a Fairy Garden under the magic tree. You could extend this activity by doing something similar.

- Try to use items that will not be affected by the weather. Glass is great for this and if you're worried about anything breakable being smashed, just choose branches up high that can't be reached by little hands and make sure the item is hanging securely.

Debs :)

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  1. So beautiful. I wish we had some more trees! All of ours are babies.

    1. Thank you. We don't have many larger trees inside our property either. Can't wait till I have a full established garden. Hurry up plants!
      For now, you could just do a mini magic tree, haha. A magic bush?... :D

  2. I really love this idea! I think my children would really enjoy it. I wonder if it would be a great way to remember family moments and special people by collecting items that represent different memories?

    1. Thanks Bethany. I think that would be a lovely idea! Perhaps a new one each birthday, Christmas etc as well? :D They don't have to be large. Sometimes the smaller the better. I was thinking it would also be fun to put ones on without the kids there and play eye-spy.

  3. this is just precious! wish we had a little tree that we could do this with.

  4. hi deb! just wanted to let you know that this will be featured tomorrow at tip-toe thru tuesday!

  5. Beautiful idea! Thanks for linking it up to the All Around the Year Carnival.

  6. This is such a sweet, magical idea! I featured it over at my blog! Thanks for linking up to All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer!

  7. I'm a co-host for the All Year Round Blog Carnival. We've featured you here:

    You can get a button here:

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  8. This is such a lovely idea and your magic tree looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with the All Year Round Summer Carnival. :) I've featured your post here:

  9. i love this idea! we only have baby trees in our garden as well, but i'm definitely bookmarking this for when they are older!


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