Since we opted for having a real tree this year my brain has been storming with ideas on how we do not waste the life we took. That sounds so sad, but it is sort of how I feel about it all. Here is a DIY for reusing a bit of your tree as a memento of the holiday and it's presence in your home.
What you'll need:
The Bottom of Your Tree
Drill & Drill Bit
Decide what your ornament will represent. It is our tenth Christmas so we chose to represent it
Start by cutting a sliver of the bottom of your tree, creating a round inch wide disk
Using your sandpaper, sand the disk until it is relatively smooth for paint
Calculate how many rings you will need by how many years it will represent (we needed 10 rings)
Create your first ring in the form of a circle in the middle
Alternating between colors, continue creating your rings
Allow to dry
Taking a drill and bit create a hole large enough for your ribbon
Looping your ribbon through tie at top creating a bow for hanging
Last thing is to make note on the back of what your ornament is in celebration of
Just a simple way to continue appreciating your current tree for many years to come! Another idea I had (cannot use it yet) is to create them for your children. Let them decorate the back with their name for their own personal touch. Continue adding rings with every Christmas, creating a new family tradition for you and your children to look forward to year after year! Enjoy!
Love & Lollies...
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