Plan a Midwest Tree-Trimming Party
Minneapolis artist Roger Sisson, who specializes in repurposing materials and making Christmas ornaments, suggests searching crafts stores for shapes that would make whimsical ornaments. Animal-shaped cookie cutters, for example, can be used for barn animal ornaments. Trace them onto fabric or felt, and cut pieces to glue together. Or find similar wood shapes and paint on colors. Glue yarn or twine to the backs.