By: Val for Yarni Gras
Kids will love creating their own ornaments for the tree. Use easy to find materials like glue, clothespins and ribbon to create a rustic ornament that’s sure to stand out. This is a great opportunity to teach children about wildlife.
Spring type wooden clothes pins
Small white peas or beans
1.) Get some wooden clothes pins and spray paint them green so they’ll blend in with the tree.
2.) Take large flat acorn caps and glue to the clip end of the clothes pin. Try to find caps that don’t lean. Also, if the stems are still on them, just snap them off. They’ll lay flatter than if you cut the stem with scissors.
3.) Put a dab of glue inside each cap and top with some kind of moss.
4.) We usually take Spanish moss off our trees but I had this green moss on hand so just used it.
5.) Attach the pom pom to the point of the hat.
6.) Glue 3 black eyed peas or some other small white bean in a group in the nest.
7.) Print off a Christmas sentiment, cut it out and tie it with a pretty ribbon to the wire part of the clothes pin.
8.) Let everything dry and clip onto a tree limb!
9.) For best results, put the nest facing forward so the ends are hidden within the branches.