Displaying your family tree

When it comes to decorating your home, sometimes the best decor is the displaying of your family. Here are some fun ways to uniquely and creatively show off the generations right on your walls.

"I want something to have meaning on my wall"

When I was in kindergarten, I made my very first family tree. I drew a tree with tons and tons of branches and labeled each branch as a different member of my family. It's not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but my mother has had it framed in our house since 1983. It's really cool walking by and showing my own sons what I made when I was their age over 25 years ago!

As I've been looking at the bare walls in my own house lately, I've been thinking, "What should I put up?"

I want something to have meaning on my wall.

I want something to teach my kids on my wall.

I want something that's a beautiful showpiece on my wall.

I want a family tree. A beautiful McClelland family tree.

I have been scouring the internet for some really cool and unique ways to display a family tree and I have found some really beautiful ways to do it.

So what am I loving this week? I'm loving these five ways to show off your family on your walls!

Read more on how to Trace your family tree >>

Picture quilt

Family Keepsake Quilt – I saw this on Red Envelope and just went, "This is so me!" This is a gorgeous quilt that you hang and there are spaces for 12 photos to include. It's the perfect way to include your immediate family and the grandparents. It's also perfect if you have little kids because it's very visual.

Love birds

Personalized Custom Love Birds Family Tree – This comes in a set of three, and I thought it was adorable. You have the love birds in the middle (Mom and Dad), and then the "little birdies" (the kids) in the next print. It's a creative and eye-catching way to display your family tree.

Symbolic art

Family Tree Wall Art – I saw this family tree and it made me think that this is something Martha Stewart would love. It's simple. It's classic. It's perfect art for your wall. You decide how many "birds" you want on the trees to symbolize your family. If you're looking for something that will pop, this is it.

DIY tree kit

Family Tree from Exposures – This is something that I would LOVE to do with my boys. This family tree project spoke to me because it's something you do with your family. You actually write out family member's names on the leaves and create your own tree. It's not something you just order. I LOVED that about it. Family participation!

Word art tree

Custom Family Tree, Typography Art by Lesley Grace Designs – I've saved my favorite for last! I saw this on Etsy and I just went crazy and ordered one on the spot. I think it's one of the most unique and creative ways to display a family tree. There are no photos, but the typography makes up for that. It's just stunning! A tree made up of names – just perfect.

More on family history

How to make a family tree
Research your family tree
Starting your own family traditions

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