Well a couple of months ago while perusing the craft blogs I found it. The vinyl tree!!! These are everywhere, but I refuse to pay upwards of $50 for one of them (sorry, I’m cheap)
First things first, you have to know where to get vinyl cheap. But you want to make sure it is good stuff. I order mine through 2 different places. First is Expressions Vinyl I order tons of various colors by the SHEET (12”x24”) for only $1.89 a sheet. LOVE IT! Even with the shipping it is still cheaper than buying the name brand sheets at the stores and it is the same stuff. Second I use to buy rolls of vinyl CnCSigns it costs roughly $8.99 a roll (12” x 300”) It is SO worth it! Both places are great, I’ve never had a problem with either of them. And their shipping is quick!
Second I knew that I wanted a large tree, and after a really bad “flop” at trying to freehand one I decided I needed to find a better way.
PosteRazor You just download your jpeg and then it resizes it into letter sized sheets. And it's FREE! Gotta love that! I just set my sizes at 4.5 feet tall and it did the rest. Then I printed out my stencil.
After a lot of cutting, and maneuvering and piecing it all together I set out and went to work.
Yes, this is why you don't have the 4 year old taking pictures...
I LOVE THE FINAL PRODUCT!