December 19, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree!!
Oh Christmas Tree!!
How Felt-y Are Your Branches!

I recently had the idea for Buga’s room – a Christmas Tree!
I used to decorate my room growing up for all the holidays, Christmas in particular
and I thought it would be fun for Buga to have her own little place
to decorate for the upcoming holiday.
She has a flannel board on one of her closet doors – the perfect tree-hanging spot!
So I went to the craft store and bought a yard of green felt.
We cut out a Christmas Tree Shape.

With Felt scraps I had around the studio, I cut out some Christmas Ball Ornament Shapes. While I packaged things up she used her glitter glue, felt shapes, and buttons to decorate them. We usually do a tropical-colored themed Christmas – hence the bright, non-traditional colors!

When they dried she got to decorate her tree. The felt ornaments stuck to the felt tree on the flannel board. Magic! She loved that they did this. She kept arranging and rearranging her masterpiece until she got it looking just the way she wanted to
(not the way I would have done it, but I tried to keep quiet while she created.)

And here we decorated it together later…a little more the way I would have done it!
I am a little Type A – can’t you tell?

Needless to say I think it was a hit because every visitor that we’ve had so far has been shown the grand tour – Oh Christmas Tree. She keeps un-decorating and re-decorating the tree….
so that’s a success in my book!
It was totally inexpensive.
A project that involved her every step of the way.
And one she keeps playing and pretending with.
We will do this again next year….maybe adding some garland or candy canes…or ginger-people!

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