I won't explain how I've done this but instead, follow the link above to see all Jessica's close up photos of the images for each day, including the scripture readings, colouring pages etc. Thank you so much Jessica for generously sharing for the benefit of others!
The links to each week's images and references are in the right hand side bar on the Jesus Tree link above.
I should add that mine is a little different (tree shape), I haven't used the kit but visited my local discount fabric shop and was fortunate to find some great off cuts. My purple banner, is quite big 94cm x 145cm (or 37 inch x 57 inch) Why so big? Because that was the size of the off cut I found! Some lovely, thick suede in purple.
The brown material for the tree has this lovely bark-like pattern on it, costing me $1.50. I bought an assortment of coloured felts. Also, I glued braid all around the outline of the tree...yes, that would be about 16metres, a BIG job. I bought press studs, to sew onto the panel and the back of the felt images in order to attach them firmly.
As you can see from the image below, I'm still sewing on those press studs, with some of the bottom images still only pinned into place.
It's delightfully visual, the colours vivid against the sombre, lenten colours in the backdrop.
When lent begins this tree will be bare and each day an image will be added, the symbol discussed, the corresponding Bible story read aloud and picture, coloured in.
The readings can be taken from Fr Lovasik's New Catholic Picture Bible.
Also while shopping at our fabric store, I found a few big pieces of this material above - furniture fabric off-cuts, with one side in purple (for lent), turn over to the other side and it is yellow (for easter) So we will be decorating our altar for lent with this fabric, using the purple side. When easter finally comes, I'll reverse it for the joyous time of the resurrection!