Sunday, December 5, 2010

People Tree

This morning, before church (so daring, I know) we made a tree.

We started out with a large paper cone out of a used poster board, matte side out

that had a slit in the tip to slot in a cardboard star.

Then we gathered all the green markers in the house

and the kids colored the tree, while I stumbled off, bleary-eyed, to brush my teeth.

We added some pom-pom trim

and broke out our ornament stickers. We wrote a name on each ornament, for a person we were glad for.

And stuck them on the tree.

Very easy. Even small children can do this while their mothers are in the shower. The bonus was hearing the kids say why they were glad for so-and-so in their lives.

Here's an interesting variation - haven't tried it out so I can't vouch for it - buy magnetic paint (Liquid Magic) from Michaels, paint the tree, then make light magnetic ornaments using magnetic sheets.


  1. This is soooo adorable! Gotta make one with the kids today...Thank you for sharing.

  2. Fantástica! Adorei! Veja no meu blog o que andamos a fazer.
    Obrigada por partilhar

  3. How sweet is that! And before church, even. :) No doubt your girls will end up as "craft-talented" as their mother! They're off to a great start!

  4. I just love this so very very much, Have a very merry Christmas

  5. I love that idea, especially the ornament idea! I am really enjoying your blog, I am recommending people check you out today of my blog! Thanks!

  6. Oh that's absolutely adorable, and came out looking really good! I love the ornaments with names on.

  7. I am so impressed you can let your kids have markers while you shower! And still make it to church - fantastic!

  8. I love all of your ideas and your blog always brings a smile to my face. Such a creative young lady. I save all of the ideas to share with my grandkids.

  9. Well, if that isn't festive I don't know what is!!


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