Inherit the Earth was something that my chapter didn’t focus much on. Sure, we helped during Campus Clean Up Day, but we never really did an event with the seniors that focused on them and the Earth. Taking care of the Earth should be something that we all do. Plant trees, pick up trash, create a garden to be self-sustaining. But for me…I like to use what the earth has provided for us. Whether that be for food or crafts.

Now I haven’t done this craft yet, but I really want to as soon as I MOVE TO FORT THOMAS, KY!! As I mentioned in my previous post, I had some really great news for you all. Well, I was offered a job in Fort Thomas, Ky. For those of you who don’t know where that is, it is about 5 minutes from Cincinnati. I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be living with my best friend, who I just happened to meet in Sigma Kappa, and I’ll be really close to my chapter and a large alumnae group that I can be more active in. It should take me about three days to get there, but I think it will be fun. I’ll pass through about 10 states, and I’ll be getting a picture of me in every one of them! Because I am moving across the United States, I haven’t been able to make anything these past couple of weeks. I’m terribly sorry for not posting something that I have done myself, but I do promise that I will make this for my living room as soon as I get settled!

In February, I took a vacation to Oregon, and I got to see my brother get married and celebrate his birthday with him. While there, my mom and I went and got our nails done at some cute little manicure and pedicure place in Portland. There was this TOTALLY AWESOME ceiling decoration made out of sticks and ornaments. This is a great way to bring a little bit of the earth into your home, and in a very fashionable way. This decoration can be changed with the season or  the occasion. Because I haven’t done this project yet, I don’t have any pictures of my own to show you. But I did find some via www.pinterest.com that I can share with you.

All you’ll need:

  • Branches (from your backyard or from the woods)
  • clear fishing line
  • Ornaments of your choice
  • Christmas lights

You’ll see in the pictures that there are a variety of ways that you can hang this. You can hang it from a chandelier, you can put hooks in the ceiling and have it hanging down by twine, or you can even hang it on the wall instead of on the ceiling.

Hanging from Chandeiler

Hanging from Chandelier

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

Office Decor

Office Decor

I got all of the images from the following websites:

http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2010/12/christmas-brancholier.html#.T3YEmlIoBio

http://www.countryliving.com/homes/holiday-decorating-1208#slide-1

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/reader-diy-tree-branch-chandel-71053

Of course, Pinterest has always been one of my favorite sites to go to. I get a lot of my inspiration from there, and I usually change up the project to suit my needs or what I want to do. I think this project is a great way to also get your children involved. You can have them go out and search for the branches, and you can also have them hang up their art projects that they do at school. This branch decoration is very versatile in the fact that you can change whatever you want on it. So go out. Create something that has something the Earth has given us, and maybe possibly you can give it to the Senior Center and let them enjoy it.

What are you doing to Inherit the Earth? What does Inherit the Earth mean to you? What did your chapters do to Inherit the Earth? I would love to hear what you have to say. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

As always, love in Sigma Kappa!

Lisa

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2 Responses to A Part of Earth in Your Home.

  1. Anne Boodheshwar says:

    Love the branch idea…am a huge “tree” lover. They are always showing up in my painting and drawings. As for inheirting the earth…I try to instil a respect for the earth in our daily living, between recycling bins to reusing giftbags, recycled shopping bags and always leaving the beach cleaner than when we got there. Sometimes its the little everyday actions that make the biggest impacts.

  2. Penney Blakely Penney Blakely says:

    I like the idea of hanging the kids’ schoolwork from it! There’s only so much refrigerator space after all! ;)

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