I have to take four of my little-girl footsteps to one of his grandpa steps. Keeping up with him can be really hard, even though he is 71 and I just turned 7 a few short months ago. But I don’t want to miss out on his stories about nature, as we walk along the tree-lined path in the forest. The forest floor is covered in a white blanket of the first signs of spring, beautifully delicate white flowers. The smell from the wet trees, dirt and leaves fill my nose with an earthy scent of nature that can’t be replicated.
The forest floor is covered in a white blanket of the first signs of spring, beautifully delicate white flowers. The smell from the wet trees, dirt and leaves fill my nose with an earthy scent of nature that can’t be replicated.
My grandfather and I collected branches for an indoor spring tree of blossoms and the season’s first new leaves. He pulled out the tall bright orange clay vase before we left home. It was ready for our branches, full of water and perched on top of the buffet by the huge dining room table. I am sure the table really wasn’t all that big, but when you are 7 years old, everything appears larger than it really is. (I was provided compensation from PhotoLove to create this project. The opinions are all mine.)
I am continuing the tradition I cherished with my grandfather. His deep-rooted love for nature was the beautiful legacy he left us. One I am passing on to our four boys.
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Creating Your Own Indoor Spring Tree:
- I ordered adorable photo prints from PhotoLove. They turn your photos into customizable polaroid-looking pictures.
- You can add filters to the images, print on decorative backgrounds and add a personalized message.
- The prints are perfectly sized to adorn an indoor spring tree.
- For this project, I chose to print the photographs on a background of small pink hearts.
- I made a hole in the top of the pictures with a regular hole-punch machine and hung them with thin pastel colored ribbon.
- The kids and I had fun with our collection of melting beads.
- We made eggs and butterflies, the perfect signs of spring!
- You can find the simple instructions of how to iron the beads right here.
The pictures, the branches and the beads took me back to a much simpler time. A time where my biggest worry was whether my grandfather would let me use TWO straws in my bottle of soda after our long walk. Thankfully my childhood memories are preserved in form of traditions and photographs.
You want to display your photographs year round after you see PhotoLove’s adorable keepsake presentation and the vintage polaroid prints. (In other words, I cannot guarantee that these branches will be taken down once spring has turned into a sweltering South Florida summer.)
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