Saturday, December 8, 2012

Magnolia Leaves Santa Ornaments

This is a really neat idea that lasts and lasts!

Well, I just finished decorating my house for the holidays!  I live in the country on a small farm with 5 horses and a donkey and a variety of other animals. Every year I put up our Christmas tree and decorate it with ornaments we have mostly made through the years.  As I placed a painted Santa my daughter made on the tree I thought……” this is something I think other teachers or moms would love to do!”   Katie painted a live leaf from a Magnolia tree  with me when she was 10 years old…She is now 21.  Yep! That’s right! This live (or used to be live) magnolia leaf ornament has lasted for 11 years so far!  It is simple to paint and takes 4 acrylic paint colors. The hardest thing is waiting 10 minutes for the leaf to dry.  
Emily and her creations! 
Jonah and his ornaments.....he is only 4! 
Caleb and his masterpieces!

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