People call us ‘crafty’. I actually resent that term. When you’re using jackhammers and shoveling rock, building pizza ovens and garages, ‘crafty’ is the last thing you feel you are.
But yesterday, I must even admit, I practiced ‘crafty’.
I saw this little project, I got a wild hair, and decided to make some myself.
It’s a little ‘crafty’ table ornament made with readily accessible resources – sticks, twigs, and branches.
We started cutting branches into little rounds which I then brushed with Thompson water seal, and then drilled a hole in the center (but not all the way through).
I cut little tree-like twigs and fired up the hot glue gun. I think when the hot glue gun comes out, you are squarely in the craft zone.
And cut tons of little paper cut-outs of oak leaves with our handy leaf punch (doesn’t everyone have one of those laying around – available at Michael’s and JoAnn’s).
With glue gun in hand, I glued the little twig trees into the branch bases… and the paper cut-out leaves onto the trees.
And, wa-la. Fall tree table ornaments.
Ok… maybe I am a little crafty. But just today.