This year my sister-in-law involved the girls in the decoration of a small tree to be used as a fundraiser for her workplace, Opportunity Village, a residential community for people with disabilities.
Two of my daughters amuse themselves with a little cat's cradle.
My youngest with her grandmother
It is a mutual admiration society
Goofing around with her dad while my father-in-law looks on
My three beautiful girls. I love them so.
Here is the little tree, looking from top down.
My sister-in-law gathered some dried plants from the field behind the house
to use on the tree.
Birds were created from building supplies.
Nests were created by wrapping string around partially-inflated balloons,
then painting with dilute Elmer's glue.
After drying, the balloons were removed and the "orbs" were cut in half with shears,
then nestled together.
Indeed, the tree was painted blue.
It isn't your imagination!
I love the dried tree-topper!
Everyone decided it looked great without lights.
Many people in the area create themed trees which are part of a silent auction. All the monies benefit the residents of Opportunity Village. It was a wonderful project! I think we may make it an annual tradition!