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.


Jennifer said...

They look beautiful!

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.

Lisa Kelly said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! This is the first year our family is doing a Jesse 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

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