IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Mount Eliza community takes hold of the festive spirit.
As part of a tree yarn bombing project, Mount Eliza Chamber of Commerce has invited the public to decorate the town centre’s trees in the Christmas spirit.
Chamber spokesperson Alison Doherty said the tree decoration project had created interest from residents and shoppers from further afield, with young and old stopping to observe, touch and admire the different designs.
More than 60 trees in the main Mount Eliza business area have been decorated by volunteers, including school groups, families, individuals and community groups.
Doherty said the project had proven to be popular and was helping to build on the village atmosphere of Mount Eliza and attract shoppers from further afield to view the trees.
Mother and daughter Danielle and Ayla Sellman said it was a fantastic experience to get involved with a community project that bought much joy to shoppers and visitors.
Primary school student Ayla said she came up the idea of decorating a tree in sequinned material because it would gain people’s attention and was a fitting tribute to the festive season.
Doherty said tree decorators were not given a brief on how to decorate the tree they were allocated but given creative freedom to do what they liked.