12.09.2008

Tree


I was reading Brittany the other day when she showed us her Christmas tree. Like me she has young kids at her house so she wanted a safe tree. She found a bag of those ball pit balls at the thrift store, poked holes in them, stuck some string in and hung them on the tree. I thought it was genius, only I couldn't afford to go buy balls. So I roamed my house picking up loose baby toys. I started tying strings to them and putting them on the tree.


At first I wasn't sure how it would look, but the more little toys I found the more fun I had. I pulled out some of Brandons wood puzzles and tied strings around the pieces of those and the animals looked so cute on there (You can see a giraffe puzzle piece and an elephant in the above picture). Slowly I started getting more crafty. I tied ribbon around Brandon's favorite cookie cutters, and stuck some of the big soft balls in there.

I even tossed in a Halloween pumpkin. There is also some Spongebob fishing bobbers. I hung up what non breakable decorations I had and called it done. I am totally thrilled with it. This is my favorite tree and best of all it is SAFE! Can you believe not even an hour later a friend emailed me about he daughter having to get stitches in her foot that weekend from stepping on an ornament that had fallen off the tree. Right then I knew I made a good choice.

Thanks so much for the genius idea Brit! I think I'll keep this up for at least 3 more years!

8 comments:

VHMPrincess said...

that is the best thing i have ever seen! I LOVE IT!

Mrs. J said...

that looks awesome! and very frugal too!

uumomma said...

loverly!

Not So Perfect said...

what a great idea and your tree looks adorable.

Someone Being Me said...

What a clever idea. I put the play yard around my tree but Bear is still able to reach a few ornaments. It has been a battle.

Mrs. F said...

I love it! That is genius!

kristi said...

Adorable!

fluentbrittish said...

I'm glad I could help a momma out! It turned out super cute, and I'm sure your boys just love it.

Have a safe Christmas :)

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