I love the holidays! This was the first year that we purchased a full size tree and the first time I did so since I moved out of my parents house many years ago. We had it cut fresh and hand delivered by the farmer from Silver Star Tree Farm near Mt. Rainier. You cannot beat the smell of a freshly cut tree.
I recently learned how to make Baumschmuck, which is traditional German tree jewelry. This is a super easy ornament for older children to make. All you have to do is: 1) glue a piece of yarn around the outside of the ornament (enough to cover the outside and also have a loop to hang the ornament at the top); 2) wait a minute or two until the yarn is somewhat secure and then put glue all over the top of the the wood piece (you can use a paint brush or qtip, etc) and then add any seeds or other decorations that you like. You may have to add more glue if it dries too quickly. I recommend adding cloves so the project smells good.
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