This tree, created by crafts director Marcie McGoldrick, offers a different take on a three-ring circus. The "tree" itself is actually a graduated trio of white wreaths, suspended from the ceiling with lengths of monofilament.
Beautiful and durable, crepe paper lends itself to countless applications. Glue bands of it to a bunch of eggs, affix tiny crepe blooms, and pile them in a bowl for a simple, elegant display. You also can use the paper to create lifelike flowers with egg centers. Or add crepe ears to an egg and watch it turn into a bunny.
Crepe-paper flowers capture the essence of flowers without all the botanical details. Their whimsy makes them not only a pleasure to behold, but also an enjoyable project to undertake. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins -- they are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. The flowers can be made to perfectly match the style and palette of a wedding in any season, even if that means pink sunflowers in January (these blossoms need not mimic nature; here we give the directions for specific flowers, though petals, stamens, and leaves can be altered, mixed, and matched).
A delicate-looking wreath that creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow is easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. Wreath frames are strung with twinkling lights that are nestled in frothy, doilylike paper bouquet holders known as "Biedermeiermanschetten."