Christmas from the Heart

Christmas From The Heart: December 10

Everyone’s favorite Jr. High Girls’ Lead, Hannah Ostunio, teaches us how to make gorgeous and festive Christmas tree decorations that are perfect for the whole family to make together. Press play on your favorite Christmas playlist, grab your foam ball and your sequins, and get ready to have some fun! .



• Foam ball

• Sequins in colors of your choice

• Sequin pins

• Thin ribbon

• (Optional) Rubber Cement w/ no acetone


•1. Start by taking one sequin and pinning it to the foam ball with a sequin pin.

2. Next, start pinning sequins in whatever pattern your heart desires. Continue pinning sequins around the foam ball.

3. Once you only have a small space left at the top of the sequin ornament, use a pin to secure the ribbon and a sequin to the top of the ball so you can hang it on the tree. If necessary, you may add a bit of rubber cement.



from the kitchen of Hannah Ostunio


• 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

• 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix

• 4 eggs

• 11⁄2 cups water

• 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil

• 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar

• 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Mix cinnamon and sugar mixture together and sprinkle on the inside of your pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil, almond extract and green food coloring. Blend ingredients, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.

3. Pour into prepared 10-inch tube pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack, then sprinkle with remaining

cinnamon and sugar mixture while freshly hot out of the oven. Let cool completely before serving.