Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post about losing and finding my ring.
This was the first year we had a tree for the holidays. All years past we had a wee rosemary bush that we planted in the yard after the holidays but this year my son really wanted a proper cut tree. I agreed to a cut tree if we found something to do with it afterwards because I always loved the planting of our Solstice tree and knew I'd miss that part of the tradition.
My husband sliced the tiny trunk, drilled holes, sanded, stained and sealed and made me a pendant.
It is amazing how beautiful it is, how "me" it is.
I'm amazed by the beauty hiding inside. Look at the tree rings!
Our humble holiday tree transformed into a special preserved slice of wood. Isn't he great? I love it when he makes me things. It doesn't happen too often (hint) but I love it.
I woodburned our names in the rest of the slices to be used (and reused) for holiday tags in years to come. Paired with cloth bags and a bit of string and our wrapping is completely taken care of for next year with zero waste.