December 19, 2008

Our Homemade Christmas Tree

This year we were not going to have a Christmas tree at home because we're traveling for the holidays but I couldn't resist picking up a tiny little tree when I saw it on sale. We had lights for it, but no ornaments. The boys and I decided that we would hand make the ornaments this year. We got out paper, glue, paint, markers, glitter, pipe cleaners, pompoms and stickers and went at it. Here are some pictures of the results:

Hard at work

We made stocking-shaped ornaments

And angel-shaped ornaments

And circular ornaments

And star-shaped ornaments

Pipe cleaner candy canes, a crochet garland and a star for the top.

Here are two very proud boys.

It's not the most beautiful tree, but we think it's very special.

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jill said...

i think it IS beautiful! i bet they talk about it forever - how fun!!!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

It IS the most beautiful tree.

Patrice said...

CUTE!! That is such a fun idea! I'm sure they loved that! Great idea!!

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog today! Indeed, your tree is special, and probably the ONE tree they will remember the rest of their lives. I know it will forever be special to you because of the time you spent with your boys, dressing it up!

Casey's trio said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and that was one good looking tree with lots of love put into the decorating:)

scrappysue said...

it IS beautiful! just gorgeous

Chris said...

I'll bet that will be a tree you talk about for years to come in your family.
Very nice.

Working mum said...

It's fab! You do know you can never throw those decoration away now, don't you?

CC said...

Woo hoo! Awesome job!

BTW: I like this background better :)

Cathy said...

What a cute tree! Great job!

Elaine A. said...

What a wonderful idea!! I may do this with our boys one year - a totally homemade tree is fantastic! I love it and tell the boys "great job" (from some woman they don't know on the internet!) ; )

Merry Christmas!

Sam said...

Christmas tree's looks so beautiful! so cute. Great idea!! Will try it soon. Thanks so much for sharing.