In the last year, Evan has made a lot of progress. He is a LOT more active, aware of his surroundings and a more "typical" toddler. I don't think the Christmas tree is going to be untouched by any means.
Rather than putting on glass balls that Evan can break or he can cut himself on, I decided to pull out some retired DSP that I thought would make pretty Christmas decorations. This is the Wintergreen DSP--I think it was from back in 2007. Aren't the colors pretty? I think it's Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky and Always Artichoke. I rummaged through my retired ribbon and found Soft Sky stitched ribbon. (I'm glad I never get rid of anything...LOL)
These are so quick and easy to make. It wouldn't take long to make a bunch for your tree this season. :)
DSP, paper cutter, 2 brads, ribbon and cord/floss for hanger.
How to make paper strip ornaments:
*Cut 1" x 6" strips of DSP (I used 10 strips for my ornaments)
*Put them in a stack and punched a hole in the center of the top and bottom
of each strip about 1/4" from the end of the strip.
*Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to make a good size bow.
*Folded the ribbon in half (lengthways) and shoved a brad through it
*Insert the brad w/ ribbon in the top hole of the strips
*Fan out the strips
* Insert another brad through the bottom of the strips forming a ball.
* Make your bow
* Take a bit of floss or cord and make a hanger for your ornament. (I used a
needle and ran it through the backside of the ribbon)