Monday, November 30, 2009

Wrapping Jesse Tree Ornaments

I'm still wrapping up a few ornaments for our Jesse Tree but since it's quickly approaching I figured I'd literally wrap up the ones I've finished.

After talking with a friend that's doing her Jesse Tree, I decided I liked the idea of the kids opening up the ornament each day as a sort of gift from God to them. Each story we study reminds us of God's love for us - it's the perfect way to tie in the idea of gift-giving at Christmastime.
I'd love to find some simple wooden or brown paper boxes to put each one in. But I haven't found ones I like that are inexpensive enough and then there's the storage factor. Where do you stash 25 boxes? So this year, until I figure out something else, I'm using brown paper sacks.
I made little tags with the Advent day's number on them. I had a stack of small cardboard inserts from bias tape packages that I saved. I cut them in half, rubbed the edges with a brown ink pad, and stamped the number on.


I liked the way they turned out and I think they'll work perfectly this year.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

They look beautiful!

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La Dolce Vita said...

Love it! Our little one is only two, so we are leaving all the ornaments on this year.

I just posted pictures today, and gave you lots of credit, as I coped ideas. Hope that is OK.
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Lisa Kelly said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! This is the first year our family is doing a Jesse tree...so far they are responding really well. I love the idea of keeping the ornaments under the tree in little sacks! I will use this idea for us...thanks! please visit me at http://ofgraceandpearls.blogspot.com/

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