Monday, December 8, 2008

Deck the Halls...

I mentioned earlier that we spent an evening trimming the tree, and I wanted to show you the result. We used our very small tree this year because we will be spending the holiday with my brother's family and my parents out in the country. This tree is nice because it fits on our foyer table. We made all the ornaments from the On Board Trinkets Ornaments kit that is on page 14 of the current Mini Catalog, some of which are shown below:

They are so easy to make, that my boys did most of them by themselves! This is Mason...

and this is Morgan.

Oh, and even little Maddox got in on the action. He watched how Daddy "fixed" the lights, and that became his job.

I was really excited that the boys took such an interest in this project, and how they wanted to make the ornaments themselves.

Needless to say, we had a great time, and the tree turned out super cute!

Mason got very ingenious with the star topper... he made two of the paper stars that come in the kit and then attached them together with eyelets (he loves using the Crop-a-Dile!). When we placed it over the top of the tree, it was beautiful how the lights glow through it! You can see the glowing effect in the first picture above, but here's a close-up of Mason's handi-work:

We scattered several of the stars on the table at the base of the tree for a finishing touch.

Now, when you visit our house, Mason will be the first to say to you, "Come over here - you have to see our Stampin' Up! tree!!" Gotta love that!

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

How neat. It's good to see your family get involved with your stamping. I love the small tree with the bigger ornaments. It makes a striking look.

Ashley said...

What a beautiful family and a wonderful creation! Love the SU tree!

Stefanie said...

What a beautiful tree! And what a fun project for the older two boys. I love that you display your tree on your entry way table. Caden doesn't mess with our tree too much but getting off of the ground is a wonderful idea.

Tell Mason and Morgan that they did a fabulous job and I love the star "topper"!

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

Kudos to the Force Family! Great results, from what I am sure was a fun-filled family event. You are one lucky lady!

/p

Sophia said...

Your son is a genius and just solved a problem for me! I made a small topper to go on a treetop table, too, but I couldn't keep the top of it closed, even with Glue Dots. I'll be getting out that Crop-a-Dile tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Jenna said...

Hi Michele! You have a beautiful family. I really like how you include your children in your hobby. I wanted to let you know that I have tagged you because your blog is one of my favorites:)You can visit my blog to find out more details. Have a great day!!

KJ said...

I love how the whole darn family got involved and yay Mason for the awesome idea with the star topper!!