Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Tree

It's Christmas time again! Time to decorate the tree! Yay!

Every year I try to make ornaments with the kids. Here's one that we did, just wrapped strips of fabric around a styrofoam ball. I really like to do ornaments that the kids can do, it's fun to see how the ornaments get more intricate as they get older. 

Elena (with blueberry stained face:)) is sewing this year! It's so much fun.

Deacon is turning the "cow candy canes" right-side out.

Paper chain fun!

That's what I call teamwork!

The ornaments on the tree.

I'm such a tree nerd, I love a theme tree!

Trying to show the sparkle :)

Fun fact: homemade ornaments are a Tumberg family tradition. We had to make them each year out of necessity because we never saved them from year to year and with 10 kids in the house I'm sure they got trashed anyways. :)

I've been clearing out my stash of fabric by making pillow covers for my random throw pillows. too much fun!

Now, if only the rest of the house was clean and if there were presents under the tree, we'd be ready for Christmas! :)

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Candy Wreath Christmas Party

Grab these three items and some twist-wrapped candy and you have all the supplies you need to make a fabulous candy wreath.

Cut your ribbon about 12 inches long, squish 3 pieces of candy in a clothespin, double-knot the ribbon around the candy, remove clothespin, tie candy cluster onto metal ring and repeat... over and over again until it's stuffed full of candy and then grab some scissors and curl the ribbon!

We had a little candy wreath making party at our church, and these are some of the decorations that we did for the party.