Lego Tree for Morgan’s Hometown Festival of Trees
Year number two on donating a tree for the Annual Morgan’s Hometown Christmas and Festival of Trees. The Event was held on December 1st on the historical Commercial street, in Morgan, Utah. We decided this year to keep our tree Kid friendly. So we came up with some Lego Ideas, and it took off.
Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green were the colors we were looking for. It can be hard to find the correct Lego Yellow, and a plain blue, but we did it.
The Lego Movie and Batman Lego inspired the figurines featured on our tree.
I purchased the tree and started forming ideas on what to do for Lego. Google search brought me to perler beads. Google search also brought me some design ideas as well as I created my own.
Ornaments are hard to find. You can buy lego ornaments for about $20 each. But we did not want to spend that much per ornament. So I created my own. I ordered cube shaped ornaments and painted them yellow on the inside. Then I stuck on vinyl faces from Etsy.
They turned out way cute!
Next, I wanted something to put around the tree. You cannot find a Tree Garland that is Lego Themed. So I purchase some metallic paper and cut it into strips to make a chain link.
Then I decided to do some lego shaped presents to go until the tree. Found boxes and I purchased ice cream cups and Solid color wrapping paper. Through trial and error created lego presents to go under the tree for a prop.
Our Tree sold for $160 that went towards families in need in our local Rural Community. The Festival of Trees raised a total 5,300 dollars. The Morgan Area Chamber uses the money to pays off School Lunch Balances, Power Bills, they send money to our local food pantry, as well as the giving tree located at Ridley’s.
We are happy to be a part of such a great community and the Morgan Area Chamber. We love our small rural community and helping those in need when we can.