AALDC Atlantic Avenue Community Holiday Tree
Today is GREEN MONDAY!
Visit the Community Holiday Tree @ corner Atlantic Avenue & Bond Street.
The AALDC Holiday Tree exemplifies Holiday Bling while being Green!
The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp. used 800 LED lights with a timer to decorate the community holiday tree this year in support of being green while also celebrating and incorporating the holiday bling theme through the re-purposing of items that are bright and delight.
In the spirit of being Green combined with this year’s theme of Holiday Bling, the AALDC Board of Directors Holiday Committee took part in upcycling for this year’s holiday tree decorating. Using discarded computer compact disks (CDs), they decorated them with beautifully designed sparkly glitter and shiny bows to hang as ornaments on the 12-foot community holiday tree. They also used old paper clips to hang them instead of ornament hooks.
The result was an amazing display of upcycled bling on Atlantic Avenue!
We hope you will support all our wonderful shops and restaurants during this festive time!
Shop, Dine and Celebrate along Atlantic Avenue from the arena to the waterfront!
The process used by the AALDC to make the holiday bling ornaments out of discarded CDs:
- Gather used/discarded CDs
- Paint modge podge on the CDs
- Apply and design glitter to the CDs (some had actual designs like stars and swirls with both gold and silver)
- Dry the glitter
- Spray clear paint sealant spray on the glittered CDs before hanging on the tree as a waterproofing for outdoor use
- Apply bows
- Used paper clips to hang the ornaments