I've talked about it several times, but for those that don't know, my mom is a 15 year Breast Cancer Survivor. We participate in our local Relay for Life each year and my mom has actually chaired the event for a few years. Our table set-up at the Relay event is usually pretty Breast Cancer focused since that is what Mom beat.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we partnered with Tree Classics to show you some fun holiday ideas to share our support for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Tree Classics sent us a beautiful Pre-Lit Classic Fraser Fir Christmas Tree. This was my first experience putting together a fake tree and it was a breeze. I think I may still need to fan out the branches a bit, but I'm very happy with the way it looks. Oh! And it has branches that really FEEL like a real Christmas tree!
The wall is not completely done and the stairs don't have the railing yet, but it still just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy putting up a tree. Getting a Pre-Lit Christmas Tree definitely helped speed things along!
We made a few simple ornaments that anyone can easily make to add a little breast cancer awareness to their Christmas tree this year.
I grabbed some clear plastic craft ornaments and craft supplies and got to work.
I did a sort of tie-dyed ornament with two shades of pink. I just squirted some acrylic paint into the ornament and swirled it around. After a while of doing that, I put the lid back on and shook it to make sure there was paint covering the entire thing.
The next one is definitely the simplest, but it's Charlie's favorite that I made. All I did was stuff some of the crinkle paper (gift bag filler) inside of the ornament.
The last ornament took the most time (but still only about 5 minutes). I painted the inside white using acrylic paint, but you could use a plain white ornament to start. After the inside was painted, I used tiny pink sticker gems (found them near the buttons in Walmart) and spelled HOPE.
Every Breast Cancer survivor knows that word and loves it. There are so many other words we can add to our ornaments that also hold a deeper meaning to those battling or those that have beat cancer. FIGHT. LOVE. LIFE. WARRIOR.
After the ornaments were dry, I super glued some little pink glitter bows (found near buttons at Walmart) on them.
I also picked up some angels and butterflies for our Breast Cancer Awareness Tree. Everyone needs an angel or perhaps already knows one. And the butterflies? They show how you can go through something that's not so pretty and really come out stronger and more beautiful.
I think our easy homemade Breast Cancer Awareness ornaments would make a great fundraiser for our Relay for Life team this year. We all know someone that would love a pink ornament with a special message and meaning hanging on their Christmas Tree.