Friday Night: Tree Crafts

Even though
Tu Bishvat
, the new year of the trees, was yesterday, I’m still in a tree mood. Feeling all environment-y and nature-y and kind of wishing I was in Israel where it’s actually spring now (and not snowing).

If you’re pining for some trees, here’s some great tree-based ways to enhance your Shabbat table.

From First Palette, a seed mosaic napkin ring project that looks totally gorgeous:

From Paper Crafts for Children, a handprint-tree whose colors can change for the seasons–and as your child’s hand grows:

And finally, from Martha Stewart (the crafting queen), a pine tree (aka not the most Jewish tree) napkin ring craft:

Shabbat Shalom!

Amy Deutsch

Amy is a Jewish educator and a mom. After graduating from Brandeis University she received a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Wexner Fellow. Over the past 10 years Amy has developed experience in teaching, family education, camp, curriculum writing, and most recently, has begun teaching “Baby & Me” classes.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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