Create Handmade Ornaments Posted By: Liz Goodrich Date Posted: 11/23/2004 Just in time for the holidays, Deschutes Public Library hosts a ornament workshop in the Library Admin Conference Room at 507 NW Wall on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. Tika Weeks, Event Coordinator from Michael’s leads the workshop. The workshop is required and limited to 20 people. Call 312-1032 to make reservations. This program is free and open to the public. Every year, families around the country unpack and unwrap boxes and bins of holiday decorations. From shiny, fragile ones to ones lovingly glued together by a child’s hand, those decorations preserve family memories and traditions. The hot, new style may vary from year to year, according to Weeks, but what seems to carry over from year to year is that tradition never seems to go out of style. “Retro inspired decorating seems to be all the rage this year, but the traditional evergreen wreath still plays an important role,” says Weeks. She says that Michael’s claims that more than 50% of all sales from October to January are holiday related, further testifying to the fact that people love to decorate and personalize their homes for the holidays. During the workshop Weeks and another Craft Instructor will lead the class in the production of two ornaments. “People can give them as gifts, or enjoy them on their own tree,” says Weeks. Participants in the class need not be craft experts. “These are simple, attractive ornaments that anyone can make,” continues Weeks. The first ornament is a glass ball painted with Gallery Glass paint and resembles stained glass. The second ornament is a clear glass ball, filled with tinsel and adorned with leaves and berries. For more information about this class or to register please call 312-1032.