TREASURES FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Carol Taylor
Deck the tree with homemade ornaments--pomanders, potpourris, buttons and bows, paint, glitter, and glue and edibles, tool Some of these unique decorations come from nature, while others start as scraps of fabric and take almost no work. And every one will make you feel part of a centuries-long tradition of holiday crafting. Fashion fragrant herb balls made of bay leaves, lavender, sassafras, and rose petals, and enjoy their lovely perfume mingled with evergreen. Pretty, delicate lace fans, handkerchiefs, and doilies add Victorian charm to a tree--especially when combined with candle lights, glass balls, spider webs, and an old-fashioned doll on top. Added gems: tiny quilts, "Wild West" trinkets, papier mache birds, country angels made from handkerchiefs, and more!