Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Tree
Martha likes gingerbread cookies on a Christmas tree because the combined fragrances give your home all the smells of the season.
Make gingerbread cookies using large animal cookie cutters. While they're still warm, poke holes in the cookies. Brush them with white icing and sprinkle with dragées, available in any cake decorating store.
Hang the cookies from the tree with string. For added decoration, drape the tree in silver ribbon, hang silver ball ornaments and string it with little white lights. This combination will give your tree a clean and classy look.
Seed Pod Christmas Tree
The decorations for this tree can come entirely from your landscape. No lights required!
Let some of the flowers in your garden go to seed—after the flowers have bloomed, let what's left continue to ripen. Take the remaining seed pods and glue them onto Styrofoam balls to make large ornaments.
Then, buy a few hundred rosebuds from your local florist. Using a strong needle and thread, string the rosebuds together to make a rose garland. You can do the same thing with small pinecones or acorns, but you may need to use a drill press to make the holes.
The rosebuds will add a beautiful a pop of color to your tree, while acorns and pinecones will give it that classic wintery feel.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree
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