Our Tree!

This is Elro’s first Christmas — we’re an interfaith family — and I wanted a tree full of handmade ornaments. This included a lot of woodland creatures I made out of felt — from Benzie Designs because they offer the most amazing felt ever — pinecones painted white or gold, houses made out of paper and felt and ornaments made out of wood and photos. Here are some pics of Elro’s first Xmas tree.

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1. Gold pinecone and a house made out of our wedding invitation. 2. Pinecone dipped in white paint. 3. This is the toy that I gave to Matt that came with a letter about starting a family. 4. Two examples of what you can do with wood and mod podge — one is Prison Mike, the other is a picture Matt took of a hummingbird moth.

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5. The woodland creatures started with this felt bunny. 6. The last woodland creature I made was this mouse queen tree topper. 7. I took one of Elro’s first (finger) paintings, cut it out to fit on a wooden circle and mod podged the heck out of it. 8. The pinecone elf family ended up on the tree as well. Here they are all together:

 

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My favorite thing to do as a kid was lie under the tree and look up at all the lights. I made sure to hang some of Elro’s favorite things (felt lavender) where she could bat at them. Pretty cute.

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