Craft sticks hot glued together by Mommy also were transformed into this abstract wreath shape after being painted green and getting a dusting of glitter. Red pom poms give it some extra color and represent holly berries.
We also made a manger out of the sticks and got as far as painting it brown. I didn't realize until afterward that I should've made the base much much wider. The next step would be to add a baby Jesus with a wood ball painted flesh color wrapped in a scrap of felt, on top of some of that gift basket filler. A pipe cleaner star should also be hanging over baby Jesus but alas we ran out of time. It was a good way to talk to ER about what exactly a manger is though.