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All the Trimmings

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’m not a bling kinda gal (duh) but I just realized that most of the ornaments on my christmas tree have a lot of glitter goin’ on…although they also have a vintage vibe happening so that balances it out a bit…right?

Anywho, while I love my mod white tree, I also LOVE hand-made ornaments and generally speaking, the two do not look so great together. The amazing preschool my daughter attends does wonderful, natural holiday ornament projects this time of year. Here are a few of her latest creations.

So simple but the results are amazing…I might try making these at home with her again. A piece of round cardboard with notches around the edges, yarn and voila! Here is the original DIY post.

Again, cardboard and yarn but this time cut a star shape out of the cardboard. Glue a piece of yarn or twine at the top of the star to hang it by and the go to town wrapping, wrapping, wrapping the yarn. You need about 12 yards to get good coverage. This is what it’s supposed to look like.

This weekend I was out doing some holiday shopping and saw this sweet ornament that I ended up buying. The  cost for the ornament ($10) buys a sweater for a student in Guatemala City – sounds like a good idea to me. The amazing organization that made the ornament is Safe Passage or Camino Segura whose mission is to “bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City’s garbage dump.”

On another note…remember last year when I made the family’s stockings last minute? Well, I pulled them out this year and decided that I like them not one iota! So guess who will be making new stockings this year? These, made from recycled sweaters are cute, no? Wish me luck!

Alison Grieveson

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