I've been playing catch up on doctor and dentist appointments - time really got away from me this year. So yesterday I finally got in to see the doc that did my last colonscopy. The only days she could fit me in were either the day of the family portrait we set up, OR Christmas Eve. No, that is not a typo. So I went with Christmas Eve. What?! We have already gotten everyone's schedules fiddled with for the portrait and I REALLY want that done. Time to get started NOW on Christmas.
I wanted to get Firstborn and The Girl each a small tree for their apartment. But little pre-lit trees are really expensive! And I'm not sure they really have the space. But stopping by Tarjay, lookee what I found in the Dollar Spot - perfect little trees and tiny ornaments.
I cut the ornaments tube clean in half. Then I tossed the flimsy sparkly string they included (because its ridiculous) and fished my florist wire out of my craft stash.
I used the circumference of my finger as a guide, twisted the wire to close it and tucked the sharp edges in.
A little hanger you will not be able to see once they decorate their tree.
Then I put the all back into their tube halves and put a piece of tape on the ends. I had a couple of small bags, but a wine tote would work better. If I find some between now and Thanksgiving I can switch them out. Or maybe not...I have a lot to accomplish before Christmas Eve!
For $3.50 apiece a pretty easy and inexpensive little craft. I hope these tiny trees will make them smile - perfect for their desk or kitchen counter. I will send them home on Thanksgiving night - probably along with many leftovers!