Saturday, 7 December 2013

Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Handmade Tree Ornaments

The first Saturday in December is when we traditionally put up our Christmas tree.  Everyone takes part and it is a time of reminiscing as every ornament on our tree has a memory attached to it.
Our tree will never win any awards and it is full of love and memories.

There are the ornament that we purchased as parents for our children’s first Christmas.

There are the ornaments that we inherited and that we remember hanging on our Grandparents Christmas tree.

 Ornaments that our grandchildren made for us.

Ornaments that my Grandmother made for me.

 Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Children can make

The first year that Paul and I were married Paul made us wooden Christmas tree ornaments and this year Emily and Ruth help Grandpa make some more.
 Step 1 - involves an adult and a saw.  You can either purchase or use end of baseboard trim and cut it into ¼ inch to ½ inch slices.  Once the wood is cut if there are rough edges these should be sanded off.
Step 2 – let the children experiment holding the pieces together until they get the shape they want.

Step 3 – glue the pieces together and once the glue is dry start painting
Step 4 – paint the ornaments or if you want you can just lacquer the wood as Paul did back in 1979

Step 5 – an adult should hot glue a ribbon or hook on the back of the ornament and hang it on the tree.

 Merry Christmas

Grandma Snyder
©2013 Twosnydergirls

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