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« on: November 17, 2010 08:10:52 AM »

Last Christmas my 2-year-old daughter and my little dog Milo destroyed so many of my Christmas ornaments. I actually took the tree down early I was so frustrated. Fast forward one year and now I have a 3-year-old, a one-year-old and the dog. Yikes!

I decided to make a bunch of soft, kid-safe ornaments. I've also swaped for several fabulous kidsafe ornaments. I used books, free tuts, ideas from here and just stuff I made up with odd little scraps. I had lots of orange and yellow felt.  Here's my little tree--all homemade (with the lone exception of the pink bird.) It's not a glamorous tree but I think it's cute and joyous!

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I made several Christmas dolls and elves as well as felt polar bears. The bear pattern came from a 1960s craft book written by some lady named Babs. There's also an elephant from that book too. Thanks Babs!

Here's elves, monkeys, owls, a rocking horse (it was one of those raw wood ones you can decorate) and some cherries. Why not?!

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010 08:27:14 AM »

very good idea and such cute things! Love the elephant and owl!

but, uh, my first thought was: you have your tree up already?!!!

I had to look at the calendar to not start panicking as I usually do not get my tree done until the middle of December! ha ha

Lovely little tree and I am sure your child and dog will do minimal damage!

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010 08:39:10 AM »

It's lovely

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010 03:18:25 PM »

awwww what a sweet tree! i especially like the elephant i wanna make one like that now! cute! i was thinking about christmas ornaments the other day.. i am pregnant and i was wondering what will happen to my lovely non kid proof ornaments when the little one is old enough to investigate!?! i think i may do as u have done and do a kid friendly overhaul when the time comes!

« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010 05:44:57 AM »

I want your tree! (green with envy)
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010 07:42:31 PM »

This is such a good idea!  I love all your ornaments!  I have been wondering how to do Christmas this year with my very active grabby 14 month old son named Milo (I guess everyone was right- it is dog's name!!) 
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010 10:13:44 AM »

Very cute tree. (And Milo is a great name! ^^)

« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010 05:57:22 PM »

Great job on the tree!! 

Hmmm....can an adult have her own tree in her garage bedroom filled with her vintage looking ornaments and funky felt ornaments that her 24-year-old daughter refuses to put on the living room tree because they're not stylish or in?   Roll Eyes

I bet the kids almost burst with delight when they see the tree!!

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