Sunday, December 13, 2009
I found some blue ornies at a garage sale this summer and the mood has been with me since, I had to create a blue tree.
I don't have alot of blue ornaments, particularly this color of blue, so I made a few birds, snowflakes, glitter balls and gathered some old craft items that were the right color and started creating.
A friend of mine gave me this nativity ornament last year and it has a bit of a blue tint - it is perfect!
The Tree skirt is just blue net - I had just the right shade leftover from one of our daughters weddings.
This is a picture of the hearts I made to help pull it all together. When I got things hung up it seems disconnected. I added these hearts and some gold balls and it tied it all together! Just the trick for it. I have stuffed animals all over the interior of this. Cute little things my kids have made me or given me. They are perfect filler and like a little secret you can look and see.
All kinds of cups and boxes and handprints are on this tree.
These are stuffed animals my children have given me. The board on the front is one that our daughter painted for me with all kinds of melted crayons - such treasures!
The top is a twig star with flannel ribbon. Things are sticking out all over the place - I love this kind of stuff!
There is a twig garland, a berry garland, a stick garland, a bead garland and a flannel ribbon garland
Every ornament on this tree is amazing - here are a few that were my grandmothers. The elf is from my childhood.Here are the tin star ornaments.
I love all the shapes of the vintage ornaments....there are a few birds too! All my grandmother's.
A few of the toys that make up the tree skirt - with a splash of cotton batting - all tree's in the 50's had this!
When I started getting too many ornaments to put on one tree, I split the tree's up. The Santa Tree used to be anything that was Red, White and Green. Over the years as our collection has grown, it now has it's own tree. It is a favorite. It is in our Kitchen/Family/Dining ARea in one corner with the Vintage Tree in the other corner.
Wyatt age 4
The theme I use for each of them is what they are interested in that particular year. Wyatt loves helicopter's and jets this year. Last year it was trains. I bought matchbox helicopters and made them into ornies. It also has his last few years photo ornaments on it and a couple of other treasures - a spider ornament we made, a candy train ornament we made last year. But it is mainly helicopters and jets.Cody loves cars and trucks, all sizes and shapes. His tree this year is full of matchbox cars. At the end of Christmas they will be added to the matchbox car collection that he loves to play with. His ornament from last year is also on it. Gabe is 14 months and loves teddy bears. His tree is full of all kinds and sizes of small teddy bears.
Teague and Tate were born one week apart in August, so their tree's are exactly the same, filled with blue rattles and baby bottles.
These are the toppers I made for last year. They are photo ornaments made on CD's. This year they made great ornaments. I also made balls with their handprints and snowmen made out of them. If you scroll down my blog you will see them.
This year I made a picture book. It is a paper bag book with all kinds of nooks and crany's. It is a grandchildren's christmas picture book. It begins with the year Wyatt was born with a picture of our family on one side and the grandchildren that year on the other. The year is on each page. There are also pockets that hold other christmas pictures for that year. I want our grandchildren to feel very loved and part of our family. Inside Page
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