Friday, December 19, 2014

DIY Toy Ornaments

Christmas evokes so many family memories and my Christmas Tree carries a bulk of those special thoughts.  Family vacations, sporting events, hobbies and pets all add to the tree full of wonderful memories.

This year was no different. Making ornaments each year is always a December activity.  A special toy of your child's can become an ornament in a few easy steps.  This time I used match box cars, mini bottle brush trees, stickers and ribbon.  

These cute little ornaments will trigger childhood memories which make each families tree special to them.  A simple but meaningful ornament that will bring a smile each time it's viewed!

Add some childhood memories to your family's tree and enjoy this Holiday season!

Take care, gotta fly-

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DIY Memory Ornaments

I love Christmas ornaments that evoke memories of yesteryear.
Each year, as I drag my boxes of ornaments up from the basement, huffing and puffing,
I am excited to begin the process of decorating our tree with memories again this year..

My daughters have made many ornaments over the years, mostly in grade school.
The thumbprint snowman from preschool always touched my heart-

The gingerbread man scribbled with marker, 
the 5 years together ornament always puts a smile on my face-
it was an ornament for a couple being together for 5 years 
but she was 5 and was with us for 5 years! too sweet

My mom gave the girls an ornament each year, with their name and date so those are precious momentos we cherish.

She started the shoe collection for the girls

The teapot collection-

The Wizard of Oz collection-

This family tree is one of my favorites!

As you decorate your tree this holiday season, I hope special memories
are putting a smile on your face too!

Make some memories for your family-

Take care, gotta fly-