If your kiddos are like my wee ones, then your tree has been decorated and re-decorated several times over already. Can I get an amen? A couple of years ago, I actually swapped out all of my gorgeous glass ornaments for plastic balls in a similar color. It just wasn't worth the risk of breaking glass, and selfishly, I just wanted to enjoy the tree and not worry about little hands moving things around when I wasn't looking. Thankfully my little ones mind the 'no touch' rule in other people's homes (so please still invite us to your Christmas parties).
This year we got the kids their very own tree for their bedroom. It's just a little pre-lit table-top jobby (for around $8 at Wal-Mart), but they love it! I knew this tree was for the little ones to have fun with, so I decided soft and safe would be our motto. I found these really great handmade ornaments for inspiration on pinterest and loved them:
I had some scrap felt leftover from a previous project, so using the Pinterest board for inspiration went to work to create a similar look for the kid-tree.
I decided against traditional Christmas colors and just worked with what I had, but I loved it in the end. All it took was a little hot glue and some quick hand stitches (on the trees--purlbee has an easy-to-follow tutorial) and the ornaments were finished in a few hours time. The little boy and girl skaters were scored on the cheap at Walgreens of all places.
It turned out to be a fun little project and the kids are having a great time moving the ornaments around on their tree. I think we may have found a new tradition of making new ornaments for their tree each year!