The finished tree …with the especially cute Elf near the top!

The finished tree …with the especially cute Elf near the top!

A Home Made Christmas

  • Thu Dec 23rd, 2021 1:30am
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By Elizabeth Graeme

This year I am making all the decorations for our Christmas tree by hand myself. I have always wanted to be in charge of Christmas decorating and this year my Mommy and Daddy granted my wish. I really like the homemade decorations because they are fun to make and fun to look at!

The first thing I did was go to Chinook Pharmacy to get all the craft supplies I would need to make everything. Picking out the colors was super fun. First I made popcorn strings, I may have eaten a lot of the popcorn meant for the tree, but that’s only fair since I did the work, right? That one is easy, just string a needle and thread and poke it through a piece of plain popcorn. I only made a few strings, I had my assistant (daddy) do most of them. I also made some paper chains, those are easy, just staple rings of paper together. My other assistant (mommy) did most of those. I also made ornaments from felt, paint, popsicle sticks, paint, and glue. I liked the elf I made in Mrs. Echeida’s class the best because it was the cutest. It sits at the top of the tree just below the star.

I do like the store-bought crafts and decorations and the ones that have been in my family for generations, but making your own is really cool! You should make some too! I made the star on top of the tree out of popsicle sticks, gems and glitter and tied it to the top of the tree, it looks awesome! Home-made decorations are the best because they have more love.

Elizabeth Graeme is a 3rd grade Forks resident and is sad she won’t be here next year because her Dad will be posted overseas soon. She hopes they will go to Japan because they celebrate Christmas with a lot of Hello Kitty.