Tree Decorating Rules
Ornaments made from the materials listed below are not allowed to be hung on the trees and will be removed.
Please keep in mind the health and safety of wildlife when constructing your ornaments.
Materials NOT Recommended for Ornaments:
- FOOD ITEMS (including but not limited to):
• Suet with bird seed
• Peanut butter balls
• Dog biscuits
• Pine cones dipped in peanut butter
• Pet Food
• Food on strings (popcorn, cereal, peanuts)
• Candy Canes
• Tinsel (or icicles)
• Ornaments made of dough
• Varnished of shellacked dough
• Strung Styrofoam “peanuts”
• Objects with jagged edges
• Unlamented paper
Materials Recommended for Ornaments:
- Decorated popsicle sticks
• Laminated paper
• Styrofoam balls
• Plastic needlepoint clothespins
• Foil wrapped objects
• Strung beads
• Soda cans
• Wood items
• Plastic containers (film, margarine)
• Plastic milk bottles
PLEASE REMEMBER DURABILITY.
The ornaments need to withstand the elements of winter. Ornaments should be painted, varnished, shellacked, or laminated (this does not include food items). Water-soluble glue (Elmer’s) is NOT recommended.
Please hang ornaments with string or yarn (no wire or pipe cleaners). Tie the ornaments on tight enough that they will not blow off, but not so tight that you are unable to remove them.
Your groups should make enough ornaments to sufficiently decorate these trees – approximately 100–150 ornaments about 3” x 3” in size.
*The Village of Bolingbrook, Civic & Cultural Affairs Commission is not responsible for ornaments/decorations that are missing, stolen, or lost.
**Please note that ornaments made of breakable items will be removed from the trees and will not be saved.