There is a German tradition that a new couple's
Christmas tree should include 12 special ornaments
to ensure their happiness during the coming years.
Package the following ornaments in a special box
for young couples in your family!
House is for protection
Rabbit is for hope
Teapot is for hospitality
Bird is for joy
Rose is for affection
Fruit Basket is for generosity
Fish is for Christ's blessing
Pine Cone is for fruitfulness
Santa is for goodwill
Flower Basket is for good wishes
Heart is for true love
A glass grape ornament is also a German symbol of friendship.
Giving this special ornament to a friend is a pledge of friendship,
and makes a treasured keepsake as well.
Thank you Sharon B. for sharing this project.
Things you will need:
A box of rounded toothpicks
Clear glue stick
Old Christmas cards
1 sheet of cardboard
Spool of thread
Take the cardboard and cut out a medium sized square.
Pick out an old Christmas Card.
Using the cardboard square lay over a picture
on the Christmas card that you would like to frame.
Take Pencil, and trace around the cardboard square,
leaving a square mark on the Christmas card.
Using scissors, cut the lines drawn on the Christmas card,
until the picture is cut completely out.
Using glue stick,
apply glue to outside edges of Christmas card.
Using toothpicks, place three at a time on top of glue,
making a picture frame.
Allow the glue to dry completely.
When Glue is dry, attach thread to top of frame, tie, and knot.
Be sure to leave a loop big enough to hang from tree.
1 c Applesauce
1 oz Cinnamon
1 oz Grd. cloves
1 oz Grd. nutmeg
1 oz Grd. ginger
Cinnamon for cutting board
Combine ingredients to make a stiff dough.
Roll out on board dusted with ground cinnamon. Cut with cookie cutters of your choice.
Put hole in top for string.
Lay out flat to dry.
Turn over every 12 hours until completely dry.
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