This is a bit of a side post because I wanted to share it. :) We live in a two story house. Last year I decorated the Christmas tree downstairs because I wanted it to look neater than the years past when the girls did it themselves… so I got them a tree upstairs that they got to decorate. Their tree is the one that could be seen outside from a window, and they liked that idea. The girls were sharing a room last year as well and they had a little tree in their room, but this year they have decided to separate into their own rooms and each wanted a tree. Since I wasn’t going to be purchasing a new tree each, we decided to make some. This always gives us the chance to have another activity, get creative, have something unique that each person likes, and it’s “usually” more economical. This is how the girls made their trees….
Then the girls had friends over yesterday and we decided that we should make something… so we made some girly wreaths to go along with their trees…. Everything was from the dollar store… the green foam round –$1 each–is for floral, but we used it and plan on using it and changing it according to season or holiday from now on. Right now, we used 1 feather boa around it $1 each, then a loofah sponge at the top as decoration (in lieu of a bow)–these came 6 for $1!!!!– some hair clips –2/$1–, pig tails –8/$1—, a lip gloss –2/$1—, and some cute little rose soaps –8 roses or so for $1–, that the girls thought were the coolest thing! :)
The girls really liked them… mine have theirs hanging off their bedroom doors, and I was told by my friend that her girls are looking forward to getting some wreath hangers today so they can hang theirs too. Here’s what those look like:
A cute project, keeps them busy for a bit, they LOVE all the girly stuff, it’s not a very expensive project, and they get to keep all the stuff and use it after Christmas. My girls got to have fun with their friend and the girls got to take their craft home and they’ll be able to use it all after. Pretty neat.