Family Tree Paper Cutting

Always a fan of personalized art, my attention was caught by the rings of this beautifully hand cut family tree by Amanda Bowe.

Family Tree

At first glance I was a bit puzzled about the lack of actual names, but after reading the description, I was even more impressed: "Maybe this would be the perfect family tree for your adopted friend who was never able to find out much about her birth parents. Whether she knows the family names or not, she’s still part of a big, wide tree with deep roots."

What a nice thought!

The tree rings are placed on a sheet of wood veneer for a realistic touch. Amanda will also create one with up to eleven names on a backing color of your choice.

So... a clever family tree designed by Amanda Bowe of Etsy shop, Our Humble Abode. That's also the name of her blog where she writes about the renovation of their - you guessed it - humble abode.

Facebook Finds this past week included:

Pretty flower cone bouquets
Quilling for Angry Birds fans
White flower wedding backdrop
Colorful origami street art
Diamond paper roses

Happy weekend!
Ann Martin
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  1. Absolutely incredible. Another wonderful find!

  2. Absolutely amazing piece of art!

  3. The Paper cut trees look fabulous. How neatly done . Love the first one a lot.

  4. Wow wonderful that you have nicely done!
    Have a good weekend
    Greetings Baukje

  5. First off, my comment is not meant to take anything away from this beautiful paper cut family tree and is only a comment on being adopted. I can tell you that myself and adopted people would love the names of the families who adopted us on the this beautiful family tree - because they are our "real" family. Leaving it blank, despite her heartfelt description about adoption, just seems a little sad if you're adopted. So I would definitely not give the blank family tree to someone who has been adopted - it might come across in the wrong way, but as a piece of art it's gorgeous.

  6. JLR, thank you for your perspective and I definitely see your point. Hopefully such a personal gift wouldn't be given unless one is very closely tuned in to the recipient's feelings on the subject.

  7. how clever and unique. I really like this

  8. I almost forgot, tomorrow I'm posting pictures of some of the paper birds I made after reading your blog post the other day

  9. Wow! An amazing idea! I love art inspired by nature- and using paper as well!
    Also, thank you so much for liking and linking to my Angry Birds post! Am glad you liked them!

  10. I am hosting our first family reunion this is great idea

  11. what a great idea! People are so creative!

  12. Amazing! And I love the thought behind the one that simply says family. So sweet.


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