Tuesday, December 6, 2011

decorations ...

Christmas is not my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is. I think Christmas has too much hype. Too much pressure. Too much stuff.

Until this year, our holiday decor consisted of stockings, a tree, and two strands of lights around our door. I was cool with this. The girls? Well, not so much.

They protested and I tried to get crafty.

I sewed ribbon garland.

I made a wreath (or two).

The girls decorated "trees."

We made salt dough ornaments.

And figures.

Plus, my fridge got a makeover.

And of course, we decorated our tree.
Which Dilly, then decided to undecorate while J was napping 10 feet away from her. She's lucky I was feeling festive.

22 comments:

ltlindian said...

xmas not my favorite holiday either. too much of everything--stress, spending, debt, you name it!

I do love your fridge though! super cute idea!! won't work at my house cause we have a stainless fridge.... :(

Running Ricig said...

Um, that fridge decoration is GENIUS!

fancy nancy said...

Well done getting your craft on!

kimert said...

I am loving the fridge!!!

Heather said...

Love the fridge decoration, great idea!
I am pretty obsessed with Christmas for many resons, none of which have to do with spending or presents. We have don the stressed out thing before and finally learned how to make it not stressful. Its just too hard to see everyone, so we just do what we want/what works for us and it's all ok!

trifitmom said...

i like the tree crafts for the kids !!!

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

love the snowman fridge - that is awesome. i wish my fridge was white! i don't think a silver fridge would have the same effect.
i get stressed this time of year, and feel emotionally spent weeks before christmas. and we don't go over board or anything ... it is just too much. i do love the crafts and decorations though :o) christmas lights on the tree make me happy.

TNTcoach Ken said...

The fridge is too cool, I might have to steal that idea!

Tough Chik said...

LOVE THE FRIDGE! Brilliant, you and the girls did an excellent job!

Marlene said...

You're so creative! I would be hopeless if I tried to make a wreath or garland... or even the frosty fridge. So cute!

Wym said...

You know we still have a few weeks till Christmas right? they are going to hound you for crafts till then!
I always save crafts for the week prior when my oldest is home and they are getting antsy. But, they are already asking so I guess I can't win.

longlegsontheloose.com said...

i'm seriously obsessed with the fridge!

Kathy said...

the fridge is brilliant! So awesome!

runningforthree said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday so I do everything I can to keep it low key and pressure free.
I love your decorations. I think I'm going to do the fridge thing and the snowflakes!

Run with Jess said...

Yeah, I'm not a big Xmas fan either... way too much stress and materialistic overtone. Halloween is my favorite - simply because I love costumes!
My girls enjoy making the dough ornaments too. Your fridge is killer creative!! I love it!

Kortni said...

Your girls will have such great memories of all the craft making! That is way more special than a trip down the Christmas aisle at Target!

DEM said...

See I usually love christmas decorating, it was always the most exciting time of the year for my sisters, parents and I - but since I have been on my own, I havent quite found anyone as excited as me that I live with, so decorations kind of went on the back burner

Courtney said...

HAHAHAHA I love that she undecorated the tree. Oh and the fridge is adorable

Char said...

Love the fridge!

mommyrunfast said...

I love this! My 2 yr old is still too little to "get it" so I slack a bit... but I think it will be fun someday to get crafty!

ajh said...

I think you ought to get Craft Mom of the Year for working so hard to change things for your girls and make those crafts!
I have to say I love Christmas!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

So festive and creative.. NICE WORK!!