10 Dec Decking the Halls on a Mamma’s Budget
Decking the Halls on a Mamma’s Budget
This Christmas, I have a very active 1 year old, and it was time to decorate with that in mind. I also had budget in mind, and found a fun, creative way to decorate my tree with limited ornaments for my son to pull down. Limited ornaments ALSO means friendly on the wallet 🙂
Frosty the Snowman Tree
What you will need to cover a 6ft tree:
1 Red Scarf
4 Large red ornaments
1 roll of white mesh organza
1 8-10” diameter Styrofoam ball
1 top hat (if you can’t find one, you can make one out of cardboard and black felt like I did)
Black and Orange felt
1 empty toilet paper roll
White fabric and stuffing
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Snowman head. I dug out a hole for the tree branch to stick into, covered the Styrofoam ball with stuffing and then wrapped it with the white fabric. I gathered all the fabric in the base of the neck and tied with a hair tie, which the scarf will cover, and then cut a hole where my branch will need access.
Step 2: I then cut out 8 small circles in the black felt, and applied with a hot glue gun to the face.
Step 3: The nose was made from an empty toilet paper roll, cut and rolled into the triangle shape, then covered in orange felt with a hot glue gun.
Step 4: String your lights, wrap your tree in the organza, and decorate with red “buttons”. Then top your tree with your snowman head and top hat!
Step 5: Finishing touch is the red scarf, giving the snowman a neck and covering up your gathered fabric. You can also add two tree branches from your yard for arms.
As an added BONUS, I used my old ornaments from previous years to make my dining room centerpiece, and to decorate a $12 plain wreath 🙂
(Post by Blogging Babe-Karen Knowles)