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the mama wisdom tree | styleberryPARTY Pt. 8

I saved the best for last. Seriously. This might be my favorite gift that I have ever made for someone. It’s filled with so much wisdom…and aptly named her wisdom tree. :)

Baby showers come & go. Sadly, so do baby socks and bibs and blankets. Not much sticks around & I wanted to change that. I firmly believe that I am a better mother because of the mothers around me, so why not tap into some of that wisdom & make something special? I had visions of Tori standing in her turquoise and pink nursery staring at this with her baby girl in her arms. Soaking in all the smart things that the people she loves most think a mommy needs to know.

I got this crazy idea while surfing pinterest. I combined this idea with this one & visualized this project in my head. Then set out to execute. I asked guests to think of their best advice for a new mommy…in five words or less. Then while she started opening gifts, I snuck away & put it together & presented it to her at the end. I sure hope she loves it as much as I do.


All that is needed for this project is a shadow box (mine came from Marshalls), scrapbook paper, scissors, glue gun, pen & some creativity. [and it was under $20…but probably the most valuable gift!]


After I traced & cut the tree, I glued it down with hot glue. I made the little sign & glued that too. Then I cut a bunch of leaves to use the day of the shower. My little helper worked on an art project of her own right along with me. :)


& this is what the final product looked like! All glued down & ready to hang.


& seriously, this whole thing would have NEVER happened without my fabulous helpers! Emily, Hannah, Anne & Renee (we missed you!) I could not have done this without each of you & your contributions. Planning a party with a guest list of 80 is no small feat. Nor is its execution. THANK YOU!!!


& here is a recap–start to finish. You can click here to see the whole styleberryPARTY series. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

& ode to the always amazing…Amy Atlas! My tablescape was most certainly inspired by her!

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  • Rebecca - What a great idea!! I’m definitely saving this for the next time a friend is pregnant.ReplyCancel

  • Beth McDonough - What a great project!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Super cute picture of us!! ;) It was so fun to see all the little details play out here after the shower!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Salinas - Shawna, I think this project is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • Tori [at] - I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! And, I need that pic of all of us! :) I don’t have that one yet! :) It’s on the mantel now and will be displayed in her nursery I’m sure for years to come! :) I will read it often as a new mommy, I am sure!ReplyCancel

  • Tori [at] - and i love the in-process pics so i can see how it was put together…especially the one w/ the cute little chubby hand in there! LOVE that pic! :)ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Very neat project – I’ve loved everything in the series! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!ReplyCancel

  • Ali - This is such a great idea. My mom did this at my shower and added each persons advice into a scrapbook she made for me. Every so often while in the nursury I pull it out and read what folks wrote. It brings the biggest smile to my face. She will LOVE this!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - Such a brilliant idea. I may have to steal this for my friend’s shower coming up at the end of summer. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • - I love the picture of the chocolate dipped marshmallows! I spent the entire day dipping marshmallows for my cousin’s 1st birthday party this weekend – yours look much cuter than mine (I’ll post them on my blog later tonight!) and are great inspiration for next time!
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  • Woodland Owl Sip & See | This Nest is Best - […] Isla on a leaf.  The leaves will all be added onto a framed tree as a keepsake for her (idea from Styleberry). This was such a fun party to plan and it was wonderful watching the family meet Isla for the […]ReplyCancel

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