After filling our tree with duct tape, I thought that ornaments would be a good idea. Some of our ornaments date back to my early crafting days. (I can't believe I've kept these. Wow.) Hrm... I guess these are "vintage" now. Oof.
First, I give you a Girl Scout project... I probably made this when I was 9 or 10. It's a pipe cleaner shoved through alternate red, white, and clear (Ooh! Fancy!) interlocking beads. Bend that puppy over and voila! Candy cane!
Or something. Do they still sell those beads? They're weird.
The next item is a result of one of those free project sheets you get at the craft store. I think my grandma helped me out here. I remember very carefully selecting this fabric. It's Christmas trees that make up... a Christmas tree!
I don't know if you can tell from that photo, but it's a little stack of fabric yo-yo's in graduated sizes topped with a tiny pom-pon. This project was hand-sewn and was a year-round decoration in my bedroom for many years when I was growing up. I'm not sure why I wouldn't make the whole thing out of green fabric... perhaps the red is... garland?
This last one barely even counts as a craft -- it was pre-cut felt pieces from a kit that I glued together to form Santa:
I really have no idea why I've kept that one... except that Santa is kind of cute. I like his little mustache and round feet.
PS -- My mom totally loved her crown! Yay!