Inexpensive DIY Centerpieces Tutorial

How to Make a Wishing Tree

DIY Baby Shower Wishing Tree


  • A metallic gold corrugated paper
  • A metallic silver corrugated paper
  • A light golden hard stock paper
  • A sheer golden ribbon
  • 2 gilded artificial branches
  • Several glass beads
  • Several glass birds
  • A thin metal wire
  • A glass filled with rice
  • A strong double sided tape
  • A stapler
  • Scissors or snap off utility knife and ruler
How to make a wishing tree

Step 1 With a metal ruler and a snap off utility knife or with scissors, cut the metallic gold corrugated paper to desired size.

How to make a wishing tree step 1

Step 2  Roll the paper to desired diameter and attach both ends with a stapler.

How to make a wishing tree step 2

Step 3  Fill a tall glass with rice.

How to make a wishing tree step 3

Step 4  Place the paper roll around the glass.

How to make a wishing tree step 4

Step 5 Insert glass beads into several branches. 

How to make a wishing tree step 5

Step 6 From the silver corrugated paper, cut a big heart shape (left) of a size suitable to your roll (see last photo). Cut a smaller heart of the silver paper (front right) and then a slightly smaller golden heart.

How to make a wishing tree step 5

Step 7 Attach the golden heart to the medium silver heart with a double sided tape.

How to make a wishing tree step 7

Step 8   Attach the small silver heart to the big one with a double sided tape.

How to make a wishing tree step 8

Step 9 Cut several silver hearts and smaller golden hearts. Place a wire on the silver heart attach it with a double sided tape then attach the golden heart in the center on top. Make a loop on top of the wire. 

How to make a wishing tree step 9

Step 10 Remove the clip from the birds carefully. Glue a wire into the hollow screw.

How to make a wishing tree step 10

Step 11 Assemble the tree as seen in the photo. With a double sided tape attach the big heart to the front. Tie the ribbon around the roll and attach with a double sided tape. Insert the 2 golden branches into the rice and then insert each bird into the rice to keep them stable. insert a bird with its wire behind the big heart in front. Hang the heart greetings around the tree.

DIY Baby Shower Wishing Tree


This piece will look magnificent with soft lighting placed either from above or from the table.

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