A Jesse Tree is a depiction of the genealogy of Jesus designed in such a way as to show that He springs from the "root of Jesse" per the prophecy of Isaias 11:1:
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse [David's father], and a flower shall rise up out of his root.
**UPDATE – I have included a link to a PDF of the coordinating scripture verses and O Anitphon reflections. The links are provided at the end of this post.
Frugality is a necessity in my home. I give thanks for this gift of limited poverty. It has helped me to slow down, simplify, detach, treasure what is right before me, to be content, and to foster creativity.
Needless to say, purchasing a Jesse Tree or any other supplemental has been out of the question for my family for sometime now. I made plans to print off a set of Jesse Tree Ornaments from Michele Quigley. I love her use of traditional images that capture the beauty of the Catholic Church.
I had a lovely pre-Advent blessing when I was able to join the Jesse Tree Swap that Jessica hosted. Rose helped me crank out 32 wheat ornaments within two days. Still, I opted to create ornaments from Michele’s printables. I also made plans to create additional sets of ornaments for Godchildren and Godparents, for a grand total of ten sets of Jesse Tree Ornaments.
I slightly altered Michele’s tutorial.
- metallic gold paper (for 7-2 in cutouts)
- metallic purple paper (for 17-2 in cutouts)
- 2 in circular paper punch
- 2.5 in flower paper punch
- 1/8 in hole puncher
- glue stick
- ornament hooks (24)
- gold tassels (7 for the O Antiphons)
- ribbon for embellishments
- cutout the printed ornaments using the 2in circle paper punch
- cut out 17 flower shapes from the purple craft paper
- cut out 7 flower shapes from the gold craft paper
- hole punch ea. craft paper cutout (24)
- trim tassels (7)
- adhere tassel to gold flower (use tape)
- glue Jesse Tree ornament cutout to the coordinating flower cutout (be certain that the O Antiphons go with the gold flowers)
Jesse Tree Ornaments - Gift Set