Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap-time Creations

Happy Saturday Everyone…and a big thanks to Emily for Guest Posting with me!
Hi Alderberry Hill readers… I’ve got a super-fab project for you today. A Golf Ball Family Tree for all those men in your life who love golf. .
I’m so excited that Sarah gave me the opportunity to be here today. I blog over at Nap-Time Creations, where I record what I accomplish in the afternoon while my little ones are asleep. I’d love for you to pop over to my profile page and learn a little more about my life as a mom (and foster mom), wife and American girl living in Hong Kong.  Alrighty, now that we are introduced, let’s dive into the project.
We made this project for my Father-in-Law for Christmas and I must give the idea credit to my husband! Together we worked together to make his vision a reality.

golfballfamilytree zps5946785f Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

When my husband pitched this idea I wasn’t sure we could make it happen. My initial search for golf balls personalized with photos only came up with orders of a dozen… and I didn’t want a dozen of each person! a couple of days later I found this site where you can order just one. So, we found a photo of each family member and sent them off to the company to have the balls printed. Back home we got a piece of 1/2 inch plywood, fabric, felt, and some plain wood golf tees. {our wood was about 2′ x 2′}
If you had a nice piece of wood, you could just paint it, but ours was rough, so we covered it with fabric.
1. draw out (on paper) your tree with enough room for all your family members.
2. cut out the tree trunk from felt and lay on the wood.
3. with a sharp object poke holes where the golf tees will go. Mark through the felt tree onto the wood in each hole. {just realized that the top two photos here already have the holes drilled. Bottom two show holes cut in felt}
PicMonkeyCollage 001 zpsb954c4cd Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations
After we had marked the holes, my husband drilled them all {and only put two holes in the chair below!} while I made the leaves and did the stitching on the tree.

golfballfamilytree4 zps2790af4d Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

After the drilling, we glued on the green fabric, then the felt trunk and leaves. We ended up cutting off the tip of each tee becuase they were a little long. You will have to measure to see if you need to trim yours. {this lovely workshop is at my in-laws…}

golfballfamilytree5 zps2dba52c8 Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

The tees fit in the hole very tightly so we didn’t use any glue.

golfballfamilytree6 zps9a1ef344 Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

It was SO fun to watch  my Father-in-Law open this gift. {who in your life would love this??}

golfballfamilytree7 zps81fd93ef Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

Yep… my face is on a golf ball {no hitting!!}

golfballfamilytree1 zps9e9dcc12 Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

and our boys:

golfballfamilytree9 zpsa6648d7a Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

We were super excited with the final result… I think better than either of us thought.
golfballfamilytree10 zpsa07e0035 Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

golfballfamily8 zpsdd6f1b83 Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

If you like this project, please come on over and check out all my other “greats” You can also follow me my clicking one of the links below…Can’t wait to see you over in my corner of blogland!
       guestpostingprofile zpsa84cd133 Guest Post: Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap time Creations

Comments

  1. thanks for having me today!!! So excited :o) Emily

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Golf Ball Family Tree from Nap-time Creations [...]

Speak Your Mind

CommentLuv badge