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A Tree Grows in the Library

Posted by on April 1, 2009

I have loved this tree since I saw the latest Decor Elements brochure! It is graceful and oh so beautiful! I have been searching for a place to put it, and when we had to repaint the walls after the library flooded when the sprinklers burst after the ice storm (long story), I knew exactly where it could go! As you may know, I am the head librarian at Applewild School in Fitchburg, MA. This beautiful tree now graces the wall above our reference collection in the 4th – 9th grade library.

It was a multi-step process, but all in all it took less than an hour from start to finish. And of course I took pictures of each step along the way!

The tree comes in two sheets that need to be cut into separate pieces. It looked like this when I pulled them out of the tube.


Next, I carefully cut apart the individual pieces, making sure to keep their identifying numbers with them, as written in the instructions. I laid them out on the floor to make sure I had it all right.

img_0322I started by putting up the trunk.

img_0323Then branch number 2.


Then the rest of the branches, one by one.


img_0326This one was tricky!


The final branch!


But we weren’t done yet! We also purchased the Thoreau quote. Sean had the great idea of cutting it apart. We put the quote under the branches, and the birds above the tree. The quote says, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”


Et Voila! The finished wall! I love the way it came out!


Love the tree but don’t have enough space? It comes in three sizes, and is also a part of the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. Let me know if you have any questions about this. If you live close enough (or want to fly me out), I’m more than happy to help you put one up!

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