Last year, I decided that I would once again enjoy putting up a Christmas tree and making some decorations with my grandsons. They, however, did not share my enthusiasm. Oh well. I am known in my family as the “Scrooge” as Christmas has never been a favorite of mine. I really don’t much enjoy any of the holidays–maybe because I have been a nurse for so long that I cannot remember being home for a holiday, but for whatever reason, I am just not much into holidays.
When my girls were small, I made ornaments, presents, and decorations during the holidays–mostly due to lack of money and an overabundant amount of free time. The girls and I made craft time “our time together” and we did have fun. So, I am now at an age where I don’t feel any pressure about Christmas and I again wanted to take part in the holiday in some way.
I found a craft article describing how to make tree ornaments out of things you normally throw away, and I said to myself–Ah-ha! I can be crafty and green! So I began to make my ornaments and then realized that I did not even have a Christmas tree. Off to Walmart I went to buy a tree. I ended up getting a tall, thin tree with lights already on it (I hate stringing lights). I know I could have just gotten a real tree, but I don’t really want the mess of needles and such.
Finally, after a concentrated effort lasting a few weeks, I had ornaments and a tree, so I put it up and I actually enjoyed it. No presents, no other decorations, just a tree with ornaments and lights. Anyway, here are some pictures of the ornaments and the finished tree. Hope you enjoy them. If you are interested, let me know and I will post the directions for the ornaments. I think they cost about $1 total.