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 DeutschAmy 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.

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