Art Glitter was proud to collaborate with the Arizona State Parks efforts in creating dazzling ornaments for the Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 Program. This is the first year that Arizona was given the honor to provide The White House Christmas Tree. School children from around the state had the privilege of making 4,000 ornaments for this special 65-foot pine tree from the Apache Junction Sitgreaves National Forest.
Karen Farias, Education Program Planner for Arizona State Parks contacted Art Glitter with a proposal for sparkling ornaments made from mesquite and yucca seed pods, Arizona Cypress tree seed cones and Locust tree seed pods filled with dried berries, flowers, seeds and Art Glitter colors. “We were delighted to supply all the glitter and glue they needed,” says Barbara Trombley, president of Art Institute Glitter, Inc., based in Cottonwood, Ariz. “It’s a joy to be a part of such a historical event.”
More icicles from native Arizona plants.
Ms. Farias traveled with Art Glitter supplies to several workshops across the state. “Your (Art Glitter’s) partnership was very important to the project because your glitter made the natural beauty of the seeds and pods shine through. The students felt very special to be selected to take part in the project and I am sure that our ornaments will be one of the favorites groupings sent to Washington. The experience has left everyone who participated sparkling all over.”