Spent the rest of the day on working on the house decorations. I never really bothered to do holidays. Never decorated the house, didn't really worry about creating the mood. That all changed once Gio became cognizant of the holidays, I think. I just want to create (hopefully) good memories for him to take into his life. I want him to feel like some days are more special than others.
So me and him worked on creating the sparkly chains. Basically I got a bunch of sparkly pipe cleaners at the dollar store and we made a link chain out of them, which were them put in the tree. As a cheap and fun-to-make decoration, I highly recommend is.
Another fun craft for the holidays are the snow-ball chains. I got a couple of packs of the white and blue sparkly balls at the craft store (the poofy cotton-balls with sparkles), and just put them on a thread. I then taped them to the walls and various objects. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it actually looks really cute.
I wasted to have them hanging on the ceiling, but our ceiling is actually roof-shaped - it becomes a 15-foot ceiling half way through the room, and I don't even have a ladder high enough to reach it.
I also decided to go all the way out and make some centerpieces for the table.
I got a bunch of pine-cones from the yard, spray painted them white (just a little bit). Got some left-over pine branches and some red ribbon and the green sparkle-pipe cleaners. And Voila!
I know, they look a little lamo, but they were fun to make.
Oh yeah, I finally finished the wreath, and decided to leave it hanging inside. The pine cones were also spray painted.
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