I almost hate to admit this but I have started to think about Christmas. Yes, I know it isn't even November yet! I looked at the calendar for December and almost cried when saw how packed it is. I made the decision that I was going to work ahead so that the busy schedule and all the other things that come with the month of December would not take away the wonder of the season.
I saw this idea and thought it was something that the boys would enjoy. We did it last week and they turned out better then I had imagined!
You know how crazy a two and three year old can get when they are painting so I made a template to keep things neat. I cut out a circle in another piece of cardstock for where the leaves would go. I placed it over the handprint tree trunk that way I could let the boys do it, but still control where the paint went. Trust me if I hadn't done that there would be fingerprints everywhere! I originally hadn't planned to make the leaves falling. Since there was an oops with the paint falling leaves it was!
I always have the boys make a handmade Christmas gift for their parents. When I saw how wonderful these looked I knew what the boys would be giving this year.
To make it super frugal I could have gone thrifting for frames. As things are busy right now I opted to buy frames that were on sale and then use an extra 15% off coupon. I can't tell you how happy I am with the way these turned out. I hope Jeff and Angel love them as much as I do!
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May your day be filled with joy and contentment!