Introduction: Christmas Tree Trunk Ornaments

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Save your tree trunk from your Christmas tree for a fun project and way to remember your Christmas tree for years to come!

Each year I save the trunk from our family Christmas tree and use the trunk to later make ornaments. Below are the basic steps to make your own Christmas tree trunk ornament!!!

- Save the bottom portion of the trunk of your Christmas tree

- Let the trunk dry out for 6-8 months+

- Once the trunk is dry, cut a 'slice' out of the trunk (your 'slice' may warp or crack if you do not let it dry out first)

- Sand the 'slice' smooth

- Drill a hole near the end of the 'slice' for hanging

- Using a wood burner, burn the year the Christmas tree was from on the 'slice'

- Cover with varnish or clear paint

- thread a piece of ribbon through the hole in the slice and tie it in a knot

- enjoy your new ornament!

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