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    Added a few potted plants to the porch. Hellooooo spring! Excited to add plants throughout the property. This kid and his red pants (a birthday request) brighten my days. He loves those pants so much he sneaks them out of the dirty laundry to change. Old door gets a new view. Now to figure out the trim.

I Love Geometry

On Sunday, we hauled the Christmas decorations out of storage and set up the tree.  Not before discovering mouse poop in the box though.  Boo to those creepy little critters.  We all discussed ‘themes’, wondering what we should go with.  Last year’s theme was Winter Wonderland, but I wanted something more colorful this time.  After tossing out ideas, we settled on a geometry theme, spurred by a box of wooden blocks.  Basically, simple shapes in fun colors.

Last year, my sister found plain wooden blocks in three sizes at a garage sale.  She bought them thinking I could craft with them and the boys could build.  Turns out, I really liked the way the blocks looked after a coat of paint.  But cubes looked a little sharp, so I bought some plain wooden beads at Hobby Lobby and gave them a coat of paint, too.

Small eye hooks, also from Hobby Lobby, screwed in the blocks have a place to attach a hook.

And voila; simple, minimalist ornaments that only cost a few bucks.

To go along with the geometry theme, I bought two packs of silver bead garland from HoLo.  You know, because every Christmas tree needs extra sparkle.  I’m still planning and working on other geometric ornaments, too.

Do you make ornaments for the holidays?  What themes have you used?  Or perhaps you stick to a certain color palette?

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10 Comments

  1. maggie

     /  November 27, 2012

    Cute! I think you may need some bigger ornaments to fill the space though too. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Oh, nice! I could see some origami ornaments fitting in well on this tree too!

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  3. Becah

     /  November 27, 2012

    I totally agree with the origami idea. Remember those little origami “boxes” from elementary school? You blew air into them and could bat them around like a ball? And some origami stars (triangles)

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  4. This is awesome. Simple and smart!

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  5. Susan

     /  November 28, 2012

    I hate mice too!! I am so scared of them.
    Your tree looks great! I’m always impressed by how much you get done, and how quickly.

    Reply
    • Hey Susan!

      Before bringing the box upstairs, I asked Handy Sammy to check for mice (I imagined a mouse jumping out and scaring the crap out of me). Luckily no mice, but they had been in there. And thanks for your compliments! You’re too sweet. :)

      Thanks!
      Amanda

      Reply

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