We are really getting into the spirit of Christmas in our house. Christmas lights are up. We’ve baked some cookies (and eaten them as well!) We’ve had school Christmas celebrations. We’ve wrapped presents. One little tradition we started a few years ago was putting a little Christmas “something” in the mail boxes of people in our neighborhood and other acquaintances we have. Our children love running up to the mail boxes doing the deliveries; it brings a little bit of Christmas fun to those around us and it has been a great way to meet new neighbors as well.
This year I decided to make Christmas tree pencil toppers. It was an inexpensive and fairly easy craft, just a little bit time-consuming. The nice thing is all the materials can be found at a dollar store. The main part of the tree is felt shaped into a cone and then glued with hot glue. I then hot glued the cone on to the pencil. The rest of the craft is just decorating. I used hot glitter glue for the garland and bobbles on the majority of the trees. This was my first experience with hot glitter glue and I love it, what an easy way to add bling to a craft. The first 18 trees I decorated with sequins. It was so time-consuming that I had to find another decorating option that had sparkle but was fast to use. Last count I have a forest of 108 tree topped pencils.