I believe I've mentioned that pretty much our whole street gives a little something to everyone else on the street. That's 12 gifts, right there. Not including other neighbors, friends, etc. We have made treats in other years, but for the last couple of years have ordered ornaments. This year
we I decided to make ornaments.
This is what I came up with:
They're wood shapes from a craft store decoupaged with vintage children's Christmas books, tinsel added to the edges, and a hole drilled through. I like how they turned out. A little Meg inspired.
(Okay, I kept this one - it's on my tree!)
Princess picked out the bird shape. I wasn't sure how that would work, but it ended up being my favorite one.
Thanks to Sarah for saving them. They needed a little something, and she posted about this ribbon from Target:
You can cut the little strands apart into little strands of tinsel - which ended up being just what my ornaments needed.
It was a little hard to separate the ornaments - I kept thinking how nice they'd look all on one tree, but alas. Maybe next year I'll make more. I packaged them simply - small, clear cellophane bags tied with more tinsel.
I really like them, I just hope my neighbors do. Thomas, Princess, and I just crunched our way up and down the street in the 6+ inches of snow we've gotten today to deliver them to everyone. Cold, but fun! Thomas said "Merry Christmas!" at every house - good boy.