Start the holiday season off with nature inspired crafts in Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

EUREKA — University of Illinois Extension and Heartline and Heart House are teaming up to celebrate the holiday season by offering a free make and take Holiday Nature Ornament Program. Not only are these type of ornaments trending this holiday season but also they can be very affordable, easy to make and a fun family affair. These small ornaments can adorn any tree small or large to fulfill that great gift idea.

Many people, especially women, experience high levels of stress during the holidays according to research done by the American Psychological Society. They may have to decorate the home, buy presents, plan dinners, and organize family events all while managing the stresses of everyday life and without breaking the bank. It can be an overwhelming task for us all.

Let University of Illinois Extension and Heartline and Heart House reduce this stress by helping you cross one thing off your list and start the season on a positive note with these very personal naturally inspired ornaments. The program will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Heartline and Heart House location at 300 Reagan Drive in Eureka.

University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Kelly Allsup, will lead a demonstration to make two different kinds of ornaments using seasonal favorites including cinnamon sticks, oranges, and cranberries. All are welcome & encouraged to attend this festive workshop and kick off your holiday season with nature.

For more information on this program or details on future Extension programming, please contact us at your local Extension office at (309) 467-3789. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Allsup at (309) 663-8306 or