December 11, 2006
With only four days of school left before Christmas break in our house (yipee!), I know that this particular post is a bit "late". However, in an effort to finish up my last formal week of "fall" here on Sprittibee, I'm trying to get all of the season neatly filed away. I am planning to change the template to winter next week when we leave for vacation (we will be gone for two weeks!!! Wooohooo!)... just before the first day of winter officially begins.
We have already tossed the little tree you see above. We made this tree to use with our "Seasons Unit Study" last school year and dressed it for autumn this past October. We hung construction paper "drawn" leaves as well as laminated fall leaves from different trees outside. We used raffia to hang them all because it reminds me of scarecrows - another fall icon. I plan to repeat this project in future years. Hopefully mine will look a lot more like my friend Patricia's next time!
Although we enjoyed our tree, Daddy was sick of it sitting on the kitchen bar after six months! Maybe the next time we build one, we will make it a bit smaller and more permanent - not just twigs in a glass vase. After a while, you just need a change... so last week, we took those twigs back to the park where we got them... and put the vase away back under the sink.
You could adapt this little tree to Christmas or winter just as easily. You can really do just about any season or holiday on an adaptable twig tree! You could even spray-paint it with glitter or colored paint... and if you get twigs large enough, you could even add Christmas lights. They sell those little tiny lights at places like Garden Ridge Pottery also. If you are gifted with things of that nature, you could wrap the tree yourself. I think it would be pretty with white lights so that it would fit any season. Just add or remove the ornaments of your choice... it's that easy. Use your imagination!
Enjoy your holiday, fall, spring, winter, or summer tree!
'All Seasons Tree' in Sprittibee's archives
'Mother's Day Tree' by Family Fun
'Fall Tree' by Pollywog Creek Porch
'Valentines Tree' by LJCFYI
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