Day 6 of 25 Days of Christmas Crafts

Good Morning Wonderers

Day 6 – Make a Holiday Centerpiece

One of my neighbors recently did some tree trimming in his backyard and he knows I collect scrapes of almost anything for the musuem’s children art projects that I volunteer on Earth Day.  We create art using nature.   I had an idea for one small cut of a log.  So me and grandson went to work on it yesterday.

Alex and I worked on this one together.  When you’ve got wood you can get the boy involved.  First we drilled two holes in the log.  We then turned it over and hot glued a small branch the length of the diameter of the bigger log to stabilize it.  These are the legs.  We then shopped around the house for old Christmas decorations.

Alex selected garland.  I went for apples and Redbirds clip-on ornaments.  I purchased these birds from Walmart after Christmas last year for $.50 a piece.  But look around your home and see what you can come up with to upcycle some stray things into one centerpiece.  Here’s our results.


Of course it didn’t quite come out the way Alex had hoped.  He thought we drilled the holes to make eyes for the log.  Maybe next year son.

Have a great day everyone!

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