Christmas is not really my favorite time of the year just more to do and money to spend but in an effort not to be a total scrooge this year I bought Gretchen a Christmas tree. She was really excited about it. I let her start the decorating but then helped even things out.
A fun way to save on decorations is to make them yourself. Here are some that I made in past years at Christmas.
A pinecone wreath made by painting pinecones and glueing them onto a plain wreath.
Ornaments made wrapping strips of pretty elastics around strofoam balls and knotting the ends.
Ornaments made by cutting the shape out of stiffened felt then decorated with glitter and ric rac.
Ornaments made by cutting hearts out of cardboard and glueing craft feathers to cover.
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