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After a week of sitting on our front porch getting covered with snow, then ice, and then more snow, we were finally ready to put up our Christmas tree. Somehow it turned into a all weekend project. We put it up Friday, put lights on it Saturday and did the ornaments yesterday. It’s done now, well, except for the star, but that’s my fault because I didn’t want to use the little old bought star we have, I thought the kids and I could make one that’s bigger, maybe we’ll start a new tradition and put the star up on Christmas Eve. (That gives me 2 more days to get it done!)
While decorating we realized that the tree was a little top heavy, with all the breakable ornaments hung up out of the reach of an 18 month old standing on a bench (because I know she would pull the bench over to get whatever ornaments she could.) We decided to make some ‘Alexandra friendly’ ornaments that couldn’t be easily destroyed that we could hang near the base of the tree. What we came up with were some of these cute little wreaths.
I had these tiny grape vine wreaths from a craft store a few years ago and since they looked rather plain, they never made it to the tree. So we ventured into our scrap craft box and found some ribbon and lace and flowers and with a glue gun came up with a bunch of these cute little things in less than an hour.
They are so darn adorable, next year we may have to make some as gifts!
And if you don’t have little grape vine wreaths, just take a thin piece of pine (white pine branches work great) and wrap into a little circle to decorate.