Start by painting your wood spool red (or your favorite color).
While the paint is drying, cut a piece of card stock down to where it's the right width to fit into the spool and about 4.25" long (if you use a larger wood spool, yours may need to be longer). Have your child write their Christmas list in pencil on the card stock, keeping all of the writing only on the bottom half of the paper (you could write on the entire paper, but some of it won't be as visible.
Trace over the pencil with a fine-tipped Sharpie or other permanent marker.
Once the paint is dry, go ahead and write your child's name and the year on the side of the wood spool.
Next, using a hot glue gun or strong craft glue, adhere the Christmas list to the painted wooden spool, leaving part of the list hanging off like a tail.
Allow the glue to dry, then tie a ribbon through the wood spool to create a hanger.
Hang the Christmas List Memory Ornament on your tree. You'll be able to look back and remember what your child wanted for Christmas that year!
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