Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tree Circles

A chip off the old block, these wooden ornaments preserve the piney memories of Christmases past.

I love the idea of putting a cute photo on each one of these and especially a cute photo of Nana and that special grandchild!


Pine disk
Copper wire
Ribbon trim or cord
Artificial greenery and berries optional
Marker or craft paint


Saw a cross section from the bottom of your Christmas tree trunk before putting it into its stand for decorating (a parent's job). Alternately, you can saw a smaller piece from the middle after the holidays are over. This is your pine disk.

Wrap a length of thin wire around the pine disk and twist it into a loop at the top for hanging. Tie on a ribbon, glue on some trim, or add greenery, berries, or other decorations.
Write the year across the front with a marker or craft paint. If the wood surface is too rough, sand it down a bit before writing.

For an extra remembrance, glue on a fun Christmas-morning snapshot before you store the ornaments away for next year.

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