Saturday, December 6, 2008

After Thanksgiving Christmas Ornaments

After enjoying a relaxing and blessed Thanksgiving, it was time to decorate for Christmas! We have a small decorative Christmas tree that works perfectly for putting up in the playroom so the boys have their own tree to decorate, redecorate, and decorate again. They have such a good time with it! One of my favorite things about their little disheveled tree is that Toby and Asher leave "mommy's tree" in the living room alone because they know they can play all they want with theirs. The small tree was already loaded with ornaments, but Toby wanted more! We often do crafts and activities at the table in the afternoons, so I went to (great magazine and website!) to find an idea for an easy homemade Christmas ornament.

I chose "Pie Plate Ornaments". The idea behind them is to use the leftover pie tins from Thanksgiving to made pretty ornaments. I happened to have a tin roasting pan, so I used the flat lid. The first step was to trace a cookie cutter on to the tin and cut out the shape (I did that part). Then we embellished them with a chopstick - swirls and such. We used buttons and regular craft glue to decorate them, since that is what I had on hand. The finishing touch was a hole-punch at the top and ribbon threaded through as a hanger. They turned out so beautifully that we will be sending some along to the grandmas!

Asher did well decorating at least one star ornament, then he proceeded to put glue all over one arm and adhere buttons to himself! I didn't think to get a picture. :)

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Mathew and Sara said...

haha! I can picture Asher with buttons glued all over himself. :) Sounds like a fun time! I remember making decorations similar to those when I was a kid, and loving it. Thanks for sharing, we love to read and see what you're all up to!

lots of love!
Sara and Matt

Amy said...

I can't believe you didn't get a picture of Asher covered in buttons! There best be some of those ornaments in MY stocking this year too...

You should post a picture of their completed tree for us all to admire.

Andy Dave said...

Where's the picture of Asher with the buttons on his arm? That's the picture I want to see!

Those are cool though! Reminds me of decorating sugar cookies for Christmas!