Jesse Tree Ornaments

Whew! The Jesse Tree Swap is completed and all the packages have been taken to the post office. I was going to share a little bit of the behind the scenes goings on, but let’s just get to the good stuff.

Everyone did such a wonderful job with their ornaments. I can’t say enough about each one of them. I had so much fun opening the packages as they arrived and marveling over the different interpretations of each symbol.

I also want to say a big THANK YOU to Mary Chris who drove up from Virginia to help me pack and mail the boxes. She’s also hand delivering 4 of them. If not for her, I think I’d still be trying to unload my car at the post office.

And so without further ado, I present, in no particular order, the Jesse Tree Craft Swap Ornaments of 2007:

Bethlehem Prophecy

God’s Forgotten Scroll is Found

Ruth and Boaz (Sheaf of Wheat)

In the Beginning

Sacrifice of the Son (Lamb)
(due to a miscommunication, 2 sets of sheep were made. The other one is similar)

Christmas Star

Bronze Serpent

Noah’s Ark and Rainbow

Angels Proclaim the Miraculous Birth

Joseph in Egypt (each colorful coat is different)

The New Covenant

Prophecy: Prince of Peace

(if you’re seeing a pumpkin hat, click on the picture and you’ll see the correct one )

Prophecy: Good Shepherd

The Fall of Adam and Eve (the apple is a truer shade of red and looks less like a tomato in person)

Tablets with 10 Commandments

Prophecy: Suffering Servant

Return to Jerusalem: Preparation for Messiah (Brick Wall)

Exile and Persecution (Fiery Furnace)

David and Goliath (Slingshot)

Mary, Mother of All Living (each ornament has a different picture of Mary)

Prophecy: A Shoot From the Stump of Jesse

Light of the World

Prophecy: The New Creation (Lion and Lamb together)
(image copyright Stampin’ Up! 2007)

Birth of Jesus

The Blessing to Abraham (Tent and Camel)


The Promised Land: Canaan (Cluster of Grapes)

Passover (Door with Blood )

More information about the Jesse Tree can be found here: The Jesse Tree

Details on how to organize your own Jesse Tree Swap are here: Jesse Tree Craft Swap

More Mac and Cheese, please!


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  • How cool is that! They look gorgeous! Looking forward to the start of advent! Thanks to everyone for doing an amazing job! (we were the wheat :-)

  • Wow! These are great! I can’t wait to open our box and begin hanging!

    Thank you so much, Lorri, for organizing the swap at this busy time of year.

  • Awesome!! I so didn’t want to peek, but couldn’t help myself! They are all so wonderful. We can’t wait to get our box. (we were the Passover) Thank you everyone!

  • The ornaments are great. I teach 5th and 6th grade Faith Formation and was looking for a craft idea to do with the class. We will only have time to do a paper type ornament. Your ornaments gave me a lot of inspiration! Thank you!

  • I am thrilled with your ornaments. Could you tell me how you organized your swap. For years I’ve wanted ornaments much like these and have settled for something cut out of a book, not much of an ornament. Did your group enclude directions for how they made their ornament?

  • I am in the process of deciding how I want to do a Jesse Tree. I would love to know how you organized your swap as I have several friends who are also interested in starting this tradition. Thanks.

  • I’m preparing to make my first Jesse tree with my daughters, and am looking around the web for info and ideas. I love the symbols you used! I’m confused, though, as to what readings they go along with. Could you possibly publish the associated readings for the symbols you used? That would be such a great help!
    Thank you and Lord bless you and your family!
    ~ Tricia (a Coast Guard wife!)

  • Thank you so much for your inspiring story with pictures. We enjoy doing Jesse Tree devotions for Christmas with our family of seven. Only me (the mom) is the only girl. I enjoy making ornaments to treasure and keep tradition going.

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