No More Ugly Handmade Ornaments
By My Very Educated Mother on December 09, 2011
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[Editor's Note: Erin Sipes at My Very Educated Mother made a call to action – no more ugly handmade ornaments hung from the tree. She had smiled through gritted teeth long enough when her children came home from school with a macaroni wreath or coffee filter snowflake for the tree. Erin wondered if elegant homemade ornaments existed. Could it be possible to create a homemade ornament with your kids to rival the luster of a Christopher Radko? The origami Nice Dress ornament may not sparkle or shine like something bought at the store, but it is every bit as wonderful. The finished projects from Erin’s ornament challenge produced so much cuteness you will never want a store bought ornament again. -Jen]
Erin gives a little backstory on what inspired her to start the challenge: "We went with a real tree instead and in the spirit of change I had all three kids make homemade ornaments. It wasn't pretty and it was most definitely not perfect but it was fun, so we've been doing it ever since."