Paige Hemmis shows you how to make the perfect Father's Day gift using photographs and memorabilia from the past.


  • craft wood
  • jig saw
  • safety goggles
  • gloves
  • clamps
  • sandpaper
  • paint stain
  • laser printed photos
  • acrylic gel medium
  • sponge
  • water
  • removable poster strips
  • picture hanger
DIY Tree of Life - Home & Family


1. Use a pencil to sketch the tree trunk and leaves on craft wood

2. Cut out the trunk and leaves using a jig saw

3. Sand down the sides and edges of trunk and leaves

4. Stain the trunk and leaves different shades of brown and green

5.Use a laser printer to print photos (print them flipped)

6. Apply acrylic gel medium to the stained leaf and press onto photo

7. Allow to dry for up to two hours

8. Cut out the excess paper from the leaf

9. Use a sponge and water to scrub away the paper and reveal the photo on the leaf

10. Hang the tree trunk with a picture hanger

11. Use removable poster strips to hang the leaves

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