The Wishing Tree

Inspired by a Wishing Tree on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, a Funky Minds mom suggested we grant Carver a colorful ribbon-covered Wishing Tree. What are your wishes? Stop by the Wishing Tree to share your wish with others in the community.

Wishes we found on our Carver Wishing Tree.

I wish for pink cowboy boots!

I wish people would not be so judgmental.

I wish to grow up fast and my mom wishes me to slow down.

I wish I could drive a car.

I wish for peace.

I wish to be a professional skateboarder.

I wish every community could have a place like Funky Minds.

I wish to be a mom one day.

Interested in making a Wishing Tree near you? The FM interns wrapped the base of the tree in green chicken wire attaching ribbons is a "breeze." The up-cycled soda bottle is a permanent marker and scissors holder. You'll have to supply or own ribbon. Do you have any from left over from Birthday or Holiday gifts? Rolls of ribbon are relatively inexpensive at Micheal's. Rather than punching holes at the tops of the ribbons, try doubling-over the top of the ribbon about an inch and using a stapler because it's easier to run your ribbon through the a loop.

Check out the inspriing StarTribune article Wishful Thinking.