Home Archives Odds and Ends Odds and Ends·1 min readA Sweet DIY Christmas Keepsake There’s so much to look forward to when you begin creating your own traditions as a couple. Whether newly engaged or newly wed, the holidays are an exciting time to celebrate ‘firsts’. Take that lovely holiday tree you have decorated and set up in your home. It’s a symbol of beauty, strength and the cycle of life. Inspiring, isn’t it? When the time comes to take it down, before you throw away (or recycle) it, try this simple but sweet way to create your own everlasting memory for years to come: You’ll Need Tree Trunk Saw Sharpie Marker Verathane Drill Thin rope, twine, or ribbon How To: Make straight cut from the bottom of a small tree (perfect if you are discarding your holiday tree at the end of the month). About 1/2 inch thickness. Allow it to completely dry (we recommend 3 weeks as tree trunks retain water for a while) Write a commemorative message with a Sharpie,See alsoOdds and Ends·1 min readHappy Thanksgiving (And Congrats to the Newly Engaged!) Seal it with Verathane and let dry overnight Once dry, if you wish to use it as an ornament or hanging keepsake, drill a small hole and loop wire, twine or ribbon through. Keep Forever. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and many merry adventures ahead, from all of us at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.