This post is not sponsored by Martha Stewart, but it should be. (Call me, Martha!) A few weeks ago I picked up this so-called Martha Wrap (I’m trying affiliate links; do you hate me?) at the grocery store because the idea of a sheet that’s foil on one side and parchment on the other made the craft center of my brain light up like a…well, okay, fine, like a Christmas tree. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I was sure it had potential.
One thing it turned out to work really great for was the little notes that go inside each pocket of our advent calendar. I cut and folded and crinkled the paper into interesting shapes and displayed them foil side out to add a little shine to our otherwise subdued calendar. I wrote on the parchment side with a white chalk marker because it looked cool.
The other thing I did was make these foil and parchment non-denominational winter trees, using scissors, double-stick tape, and left-over cone-shaped things from the ivory snow trees project I shared a few weeks ago.
Christmas is only a week away *heart attack*, but you can make one of these in ten minutes or a whole forest of them while watching Love Actually/going on Facebook to snark about Love Actually. (For the record, I’m a lover, not a snarker.) And because these are neutral and silver instead of red and green (like these similar and equally awesome trees I made last year out of felt), they’re good to have around for the New Year too.
This is one seasonal decoration you can let your kids incorporate into their winter scene (cue miniature plastic reindeer and polar bears and dinosaurs) and because they’re cheap and easy and disposable, it’ll be no big deal when they accidentally crush them, tiny son of mine.
If you guessed that full instructions are over at Work It, Mom, you win ten gold stars.
If you like this, you might also like my other winter/holiday/Christmas crafts. Click for the list!