Okay, I know this post is a little late, but here are a few, interesting Christmas trees at the Stuhr Museum.
Here is my 2019 Christmas Card.
On Thanksgiving, I asked my husband if he had any preferences for when I put up the Christmas tree. He said “No.”
On Black Friday, late in the afternoon, a brought the Christmas tree and the tree skirt up from the basement. My husband told me “You are suppose to do that while I am at work.” I think he just wanted me to cook supper and watch TV with him.
This is how my tree looked on Friday.
On Saturday, I added decorations.
My husband told me “You can put up the tree. It looks like you really want to.” I told him “No, I will put it up on Tuesday when I bake cookies.”
Sunday, I added lights to the tree.
Husband shakes head.
Monday, I put an angel on top of the tree.
Husband roll eyes.
I did get a letter from Santa.
Tuesday, I took the tree out of the box.
Husband comes home at lunch and asks what I did with the nicely decorated tree box.
Husband gets a look from me.
Here’s the decorated tree. Can a tree have too many ornaments?
I have come to realize, if I just left the tree in the box, I wont have to wrap presents because all the Amazon boxes would have match the tree.
This tree at the Hasting Museum, which they hid down in the “basement” had the most interesting ornaments of any of the other trees. The ornaments were either decorated or made from beads.
I do not need another craft, especially one that requires handling tiny beads and thin wires. The Midwest Beaders should be proud of their beautiful work.
For the past 36 years, the Hasting Museum in Nebraska has hosted a Festival of Trees event where schools and organization decorate trees to displays. Below are a few of the trees.
I do not know the official name of this tree at the Stuhr Museum, but I am calling it the Carpenters Tree. It gets a special mention because of the uniqueness of the decorations.
At first, all you really see is Home Deport cards. If you look closers, you will see ornaments made from nails and screws.
Also, on the tree is wood panels each paint with a different design.
I made three trays of these Reese Peanut Butter Cup trees and they were gone like hot cakes.
When they asked from more, this happened.
Then the engineers in the group asked for plans and specifications for building the trees. I provided them with this document.
Here is my mandala for Christmas. It was created in CorelDraw. A PDF coloring version of it is available on my Coloring Page.
My Christmas Cards are mailed. Enough time has passed that most of the cards should have reached their destinations. Now, I can share the cards on my blog.
This year I drew ornaments on 3.5″ square tiles. I selected the high quality tiles, because I wanted to color on the tiles. I keep the color to a minimum because I wanted the ornaments to look delicate like glass Christmas ornaments. Below are a few of the tiles. All of the tiles are located on Drawing page.
I designed the card in CorelDraw. I converted the picture below to an outline drawing to use as a background on the card.
I created an area on the card to put the tile. I have been placing the same symbol with my name on all the back of all my cards since 2004.
The folded card measures 5.25″ square. I embossed several stems on the front of the card, and attached the tiles to the cards with photo corners. I wanted the recipient to be able to remove the tile without damaging the tile. Below is one of the finished cards.