whoa, i am all christmassed out!...
The only thing left as far as decorating is concerned is the basement. Jerome had a good idea and I hope we can make it happen. My mother had a group of ladies come to her house a couple of years back to learn how to make these really cool looking paper snowflakes. Jerome says we should make a bunch and hang them from the drop ceiling tiles in the basement – tons of them. It will look like it’s snowing.
I think I’ll try to have the kids make some on Thanksgiving. Sweatshop style :)
Then I want to hang a bunch of paper decorations that my son made me throughout the years. THIS might end up looking kitsch!
And finally, we’ve done a few crafty things together like making ice luminaries and recycling old Christmas cards (photos to follow).
I think I may have spent a little over $200 on different items for this tour. Including, but not limited to:
holiday ribbons (different sizes and colors) from Michaels
wreath making event at the Henry Ford
vintage ornaments in a jar and eucalyptus sprig from The Lambs Tail
an assortment of ornaments from The Home Depot
60 feet of cedar roping from Sherwood Forest Garden
a poinsettia from The Home Depot
a pump pot and some cups (for refreshments) from Sam’s Club