Monthly Archives: December 2014

Homemade Tree Topper and Ornament

What should you do when you don’t particularly care for any of the tree toppers out there, and certaintly don’t want to spend a lot of money for one? Why make one of course! That’s just what I did with our tree topper. I found a paper machee star ornament from Hobby Lobby, glued yellow buttons on it, then hung it on the top of my tree. It’s the perfect tree topper for me, crafty, but still traditional with a star. The best part is that it cost about a dollar and took only 5 minutes to make 🙂

To go along with the tree topper, I made a smaller ornament that matched. Once again, very simple, cheap, and cute. It doesn’t get better than that during this busy time of year!

Simple Advent

It doesn’t get much more simple than this. A few years ago I came up with the idea to create this simple advent calendar. I bought small brown paper sacks from the craft store, stamped a number and small Christmas image on them, and hung them on baker’s twine using mini clothespins. It was very inexpensive (less than 5 dollars using coupons), very simple, and very cute. I just put a little message/activity idea in each one, but I bet you could fit a few small pieces of candy in them as well!