Yesterday we decided that we'd bypass the tree this year. We would be gone both Friday and Saturday nights, which didn't leave a whole lot of time to appreciate the tree. We'd likely spend more time getting everything out of the attic, putting the tree up, decorating, and then doing it all in reverse a few days later than actually getting to enjoy the tree. Besides, I still have santa stars to work on.
Well, then. Where do we put the presents? The foosball table is against the wall where the tree would go. Maybe we could string some lights and garland on it. Then the presents could go underneath. I'm all for unique, but that just didn't work for me.
So this morning, I got some bulletin board paper out of the garage and hung a big old piece on the wall. Grabbed some green tempera paint and a paintbrush, and voila! We have a Christmas tree! I figured the boys & I could draw/stamp/paint some ornaments and tape them onto the tree. The boys participated . . . long enough to make one or two ornaments . . . and then they left the rest for me.
Sorry about the blurry pix. I was just too lazy to take more.
Z woke up with a cracked tooth, so this symbolizes that.
C made a great little snowglobe complete with a snowman and tree scene.
A couple of stamped ornaments by yours truly.
A little blue snowman made by my friend, Jenny.
Last but not least, one of the paper stars.
The cool thing? This will be the quickest tree to take down after Christmas! Other than a few things to take off and save, the rest can be rolled up and be tossed into the