H appy new year everyone. You won't be getting any resolutions out of me (I detest them), but I will tell you that I promise to try to offer quality posts here. I'll work to avoid "phoning it in" and really try to put some thought into my posts so that hopefully they are interesting and fun to read.
Now, about that tree. If you're like me, it's out of the house already. Normally I might have waited until today to take it down, but my tree removal man was leaving town early this morning, so if I wanted help with it, it was coming down yesterday.
But I forgot to tell you about one of my favorite projects, and if you have kids, I think it's especially great. The good news is that it's not too late to make these tree trunk ornaments, although usually I start the project when we bring the tree home.
Start by cutting a slice off the trunk of your tree. About a half-inch thick is perfect, but it can be hard to be that precise. Try to make the sides as flat as possible. If your tree is already at the curb, well, grab that saw and get out there.
When the paint is dry, I give it a couple coats of clear polyurethane and enjoy hanging them on my trees every year. I'm sure kids would love to help with this project and enjoy looking back over the memories of Christmases past.