Comments: Doing a Little Decorating

I was wondering when you were going to put 'em to work. Their membership in the Bloggers' Children's Art Sweatshop was about to lapse.

Posted by Janis Gore at December 10, 2007 03:02 PM

Fun solution to your Christmas doldrums! Popcorn or cranberry garland would also occupy an exceptional amount of time, look pretty, and you get to eat the leftovers (of the popcorn, at least). Don't know how it would work with a dog in the house, though.

Posted by Frazier at December 10, 2007 06:49 PM

My Mom celebrates Christmas and a few years ago the kids made 90% of the ornaments. My Mom just isn't up to hauling the boxes and boxes up and down the stairs anymore and she decided this was the way to go. The tree looked great and the kids had so much fun. Rebecca just today told me that she wants to make more decorations for Nana's tree.

Posted by Sarah G. at December 10, 2007 10:45 PM

We've always gone for the sturdier ornaments and I would think that kid-made would be just beautiful :)

Posted by Patricia at December 11, 2007 10:35 AM

Easier to string than popcorn are mini-marshmallows. They look good with cranberries.

Have fun crafting!

Posted by Beth at December 11, 2007 10:57 AM

I let the boys have colored lights this year. My white lights, which I spent all of $2 on some years ago, were definitely past their prime. They also broke many of my gold glass balls and iridescent glass stars, but we bought some red balls (Jay picked 'em out) and some glass-looking plastic gold and silver stars along with some pretty plastic garland (looks like glass and crystal if you don't look directly at it ;) ) at Dollar General. All in all, the tree doesn't look too bad!

Posted by Lenise at December 13, 2007 02:23 PM