Monday, December 7, 2009

Just a little bit late



My two eldest nephews stayed for a sleepover lastnight, so I thought it was about time that I dragged out the christmas tree. After much searching, we ended up finding both christmas trees (one in a wardrobe in the study, and one in the garage), but the boys chose to go with the green one.



Even after the huge christmas tree search, we still didn't manage to find the box of decorations, so we decided to make our own. We had a limited colour pallette of pink, orange, and blue as they were the only colours of paper that I already had on hand.


They also decided to add some random bits of yarn, and Mr X made a star for the top using some corrugated cardboard.


If you look closely enough, you'll even find some secret messages.....

Mr B was so proud that he wanted to take a photo to school to show his teacher.... cute!

16 comments:

Kylie B said...

Looks fantastic! :)

One Flew Over said...

Nothing like putting the young relos to work ;)

Vic said...

Fantastic! Very industrious of you all!

Beach Vintage said...

It seems alot of us are making our own decorations this year. It's great to see.

Emjie said...

Great job on the tree. My Dad recently gave my young family the tree from my childhood. I love it. It's got all the decorations that were gathered, bought and made all throughout my kiddy days. Now baby Gwen will get a chance to appreciate it.

Lulu said...

I love to see kids making decorations. It kinda means more.

Sarah-Jo said...

its fabulous! what a coup,e of creative lads you have there Ms C
love it!

lily40au said...

Looks great ... maybe we should all lose our Christmas decorations.

Ellieboo said...

i love it - paper chains were absolute favourite when I was a kid, and I have been meaning to get around to this year with my Boo, but havent quite done it yet.

The Craft Gypsy said...

Lovely! I haven't made a paper chain in years!

Melanie said...

hey i lost my decorations too. How does one lose xmas decorations lol, my mind boggles. I dont have any color on my tree yet, maybe your idea will see me thru until I find them.

Nikki Cardigan said...

I bet the boys love these docorations they made just as much as bought ones. Maybe even more....

The secret messages are great.

Jennifer Rose said...

they did a great job! :D love the hidden message idea

Leah said...

I love the secret messages, our tree is covered in handmade decorations too!

Becky said...

Clever Boys, the tree looks fab!

sewjourn said...

Hand made decorations are the best! Looks great.