My family has been volunteering to help sell Christmas Trees to support our local scout troops for the last 5 years. This year I captured our experience in video, and also made some keepsake ornaments from the tree rounds we cut off from the sold trees.
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Check out our whole story of the trees, see me use a chainsaw for the first time, and make some cute ornaments!
To make the ornaments I first collected the tree rounds that I got from the ends that were cut off when the trees were bought. I took them home, drilled a hole, scraped them flat, and sanded them clean and smooth.
I had the kids pick out their favorite color and texture of StyleTechCraft Vinyl. My son picked out a red in polished metal, and my daughter picked out a Ultra Metallic in black with gold flecks. I picked out Ultra Metallic in Emerald Green.
I then had the kids pick out their favorite cute file tree from my Holiday Pines Collection. Below are the all the cut files, but the full collection with digi prints is at the bottom of the post.
I measured the tree rounds to make sure I cut the trees to the right size, since all the rounds were different sizes.
We cut the 3 trees and also the year 2021 on my Cricut Maker, and then using transfer tape I placed the cut vinyl on the tree rounds.
Last thing to do is to place the twine at the top to make it an ornament and then hang it on the tree. We now have ornaments that are not only cute, but help remind us of the days we spend working the tree lot!
Don't forget to add the year to the back of the ornaments, in 10 years it makes all the difference!
What fun things do you like to do around the holidays?
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