I built this tree in the library out of an umbrella, wrapping paper rolls, and butcher paper. I bought foam letters A-Z for $ 2 (not sure where) and stuck them to the leaves and trunk. I spy the monkey hanging from the tree! The big green pillow is from my mom (thanks, mom!), and I recovered the other pillows. I can take the covers off to wash them very easily, so that is an added bonus.