The boys were all in one bedroom last year so I only needed two. Jake needs one now that he is in his own room, but he has to wait for the after-Christmas clearance sales. :)
Ella's tree with her angel
I thought this was pretty cool looking
Now the ornaments for this year... I stalk The Crafty Crow starting mid-October for craft ideas, and I try to make the crafts with just the stuff I have already. Sometimes I have to breakdown and buy a little something, but I can usually improvise enough to make a decent attempt.
This little cutie was a lot of fun to make. The directions call for the bird being 'one-sided' so that when you flip it over, you see the tissue paper on the other side. I decided to make it two-sided so both sides would be 'pretty': we folded our paper in half to cut two birds out, held them together and punched the holes in both sheets at the same time, glued the tissue on one side and then carefully glued on the other side of the bird.
This is a fun, easy craft that the kids enjoyed. Shane really liked it because he could do it all by himself, and he's a huge fan of sprinkles (glitter). I cut the triangles out using pinking shears to give them a more tree-like texture.
There you have it. We might eek out another craft in the next couple of days, but we've had a very fun December.