My day consists of following around the tornado that is Lily. The girl is into everything! She gets pure joy out of pulling things out of containers and tossing them behind her. So that combined with shiny glass ornaments spells disaster. And I'd prefer to not spend anymore time in the ER.
I figure that leaves me with
2. Decorate the tree with unbreakable and/or disposable ornaments and trimmings.
3. Decorate the top half of the tree.
Option two seemed the best choice. This way I could have the tree fully decorated and it would still be safe AND I had a an excuse to make new decorations!!
Enter book page garland...
Here's what you need:
- an old book, preferably with yellowed pages. I bought 4 reader digest books at the thrift store for just under $3. Score!
- paper cutter or scissors
- gold acrylic paint
- glue stick
Then I channeled my 5 year old self and made some paper chains.
To add some sparkle I took some the gold paint and using my finger rubbed it haphazardly around the edges.
Because it was so easy and cheap I don't mind if over the next few weeks it gets ripped up. Regardless it will be going in my recycling bin and I can easily do it again next year if need be.
I love the vintage look it gives to the tree.