The star on top is made of chicken wire and twigs and the tree sits in an old tin wash basin.
The students in our classes make all the ornaments---and this is the first year I haven't had to go back and fix them.
My mom helped eleven fifth graders sew these reindeer. She has a lot more patience than me and they are full of character.
We used twine, wrapped it around a balloon and then dipped in diluted glitter mod podge. Surprisingly, I had a boy who was awesome at this.
I loved how these turned out. We just mod lodged burlap on the star. Notice the dried oranges too. The kids were pretty funny about these--they wanted to know how old the oranges were.
This is just wrapping paper fan-folded.