Holiday Decorations Inspired by Nature

The holidays are here and it's time for entertaining. Here are some natural inspirations to trim your tree, adorn your home's exterior and grace your table. Let nature lend a hand in creating these lovely ornaments.

Acorn and Berry Trims

Again, be sure acorns are clean and free of dirt. If any acorn tops are loose, glue to acorn bottoms and allow to dry. Drill acorns and berries through center. Thread floss onto the needle and string acorns and berries. Tie at end.

From Beautiful Christmas by Carol Field Dahlstrom. Published by Brave Ink Press, copyright 2004. Images and text reprinted with permission.

Acorn Ornaments:
The mighty oak tree provides the inspiration and the shapely acorns for this clever set of trims.

Materials and Tools:
Small purchased gold ornaments
Large acorns
1/16" drill bit and drill
Strong craft glue
Gold ribbon
Tacky crafts blue
Artificial berries
Dental floss
Large needle

Be sure acorns are clean and free of dirt. Remove the cap of the acorn and drill two holes in the top of the cap about 1/4" apart. Remove wire hanger from the gold ball ornament. Put hanger into the accord top through the drilled holes and secure underneath. Glue acorn top to top of gold ball. Allow to dry, then hang on tree with gold ribbon.

From Beautiful Christmas by Carol Field Dahlstrom. Published by Brave Ink Press, copyright 2004. Images and text reprinted with permission.

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