Tuesday, December 15, 2009

christmas kid craftiness

I'm a Christmas tree freak. I must have the perfect tree. I don't care if it takes 6 hours cutting open trees at the tree lot to get the perfect one. I'll do it. This year though I tried to not be as compulsive about it. We took home the first tree we opened! But, there were no huge holes in it (which is a huge no-no for me and trees) and everyone's mouth dropped open when I said, "That's fine, we can get that one." I also decided to not be so demanding when it came to the decorations. Really, I like my tree to look a certain way. This year I threw all that out the window and decided that I was going to have a tree that the kids "made." They were going to make all the things to go on it and with the exception of the lights, they were going to decorate it. So last weekend, we started crafting...
The cranberries got strung but most of the popcorn just ended up in our bellies rather than on the tree...
Little hands doing good work....
This is what happens when the ornaments are left to dry within reach of a 21mo old... notice the gingerbread man and Santa are missing something?
And this is our end result... Not too shabby is you ask me. Maybe the kids can decorate more often!

8 comments:

kimbuktu said...

It looks lovely, what a great job they did!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...i love the cranberries and popcorn

sewmeow said...

The tree looks great, but more importantly is the memory that you created by having the kids craft, make things, and decorate it...it will last a lifetime for them.

good job, Mom & Dad

lindsey said...

This is so funny to me that you posted about your tree today...did you read my post yet? Love the tree done by the kids.

Leah said...

You know what's awesome about this tree (besides the homeade"ness" of it)? It's smack dab in the middle of the living room (from the looks of the picture)...right where it should be, not off in a corner. Also, tell Layton I'm proud of him for eating those cookie parts...that's exactly what I would do! Love Auntie!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Ha Auntie- Timber was the culprit of the ornament eating!! :)

Dee said...

Simply and heatfeltly...beautiful!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I'm proud of you for "letting go" and allowing the kids to make the tree! it looks great and I bet they remember that for a long time!!
Our tree is almost completely done by the kids. I think next year we will string cranberries and popcorn. It looks so pretty and natural.

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