Now that we have mostly left home, my Mom has 2 trees, one for her ice and snow ornaments that she has been collecting for just such a purpose since my adolescence, and one for a lesser number of the same ornaments we used to pile on there.
I fully anticipate that my future trees will be much the same as they were for me growing up. I suppose that I will probably have to wait until much later in life before I have a catalog perfect tree. Today was my sort of attempt, however. I couldn't spend much money on it, and I don't expect to keep the tree this way (for one thing I am sure to have a lot less ornaments on the bottom once David gets up from a nap). In fact I had to talk my husband into getting it out of storage early just so I could do this, but it was fun and smells heavenly.
- Red, Green, and Beige Rafia
- Baking Soda
- Spool of Plaid Ribbon
- Cinnamon Sticks
- White Glue
- Hot Glue
The ornaments are mostly simple, but stay tuned for a few posts relating to the specifics of them. I had fun making them and David had some fun helping, though I think 2 years old is a little young for really helping with many of these. He did manage some grand messes, though.
|Dried Fruit Slice Christmas Ornaments|