We put our tree up today. I’m normally very obsessive about organization, neatness and things matching – seriously, I have a bit of a problem. The tree is an exception. It’s full of ornaments from over the years with no rhyme, reason or theme. It’s totally tacky and I love it! While putting the ornaments on the tree, D and M (the stepkids) found some we made last year. These were easy for the kids to make with a little help and supervision (except the spray sealer, which I did myself). I think they’re beautiful!
Last but not least, we made bell wreaths. We simply strung bells on craft wire, tied the wire in a circle, tied a bow to hide the join, and tied ribbon on them so they can hang on the tree.
To me, theses ornaments are better than anything I could find at a store. I love them, both because they are pretty and because they have happy memories of our little family making something together.