Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Kids' Tree

What to do with kids' ornaments. Do you hide them in the back of the tree? Do you "forget" to take them out of the storage box? Or do you just buy them an entire tree for themselves to show off their macaroni and glue skills?
She sho is pretty...
She was only $20.00 last year at Wal-Mart. I think they still have her, actually. There's just something about a white tree with all those colorful ornaments that screams whimsy. Children=whimsy, right? They LOVE decorating it, and they LOVE going through the special boxes with all their ornaments that they've made in years past.
Can you spot all the handmade ornaments? Okay, so the first one's easy.


She's one of my favorite items to get out. It's a pre-lit tree, it's easy to fluff, and it's sooo cute! If you're wondering what to do with all those foam, felt, and glittered ornaments, perhaps this is the route for you.
Of course, it's always fun to buy a few ornaments for "Mom" too. :)

53 comments:

edie said...

Oh it looks so cute....and so do the little tree trimmers!

Jennie said...

I wish my house was big enough for another tree, but we actually had to get a smaller tree this year because our house is smaller.... this is a too cute idea.... well done....

Sandy Toes said...

How pretty and cute!!! Love the ornaments!
-sandy toes

Becca Watson said...

A friend of mine has a "kid" tree as well. Its a great idea! The tree is very cute. Your kids did a great job!!

Mandi said...

This is our first year doing the kid tree, and I LOVE it! The boys are only 2 and 3, but they take so much pride in decorating it and putting things the way they want them. My boys picked a tree with colored lights, but the white is great!

Rebecca Martin said...

Get the kids their own tree.

Jodee Leader said...

I have always hid the handmade ornaments on the back of our tree! I may have to steal this idea!! It's a great one!

Amber said...

Cute. We have some of the kids ornaments on our main tree. I have a lot of red/white/silver stuff, but I also have family ornaments, ornaments from when I was a kids, etc. There's a good mix. And I also have a lot of the more whimsical ones on the advent tree in the dining room. It's cute...

Wendy said...

Such a good idea...I used to do this in my old house. I might do it again, once I don't have a toddler running around pulling it all down...maybe next year! I love the white tree...so cute!

Hillcrest Acres said...

We have kids trees too. Each child has a tree in their rooms that they can decorate with all their own ornaments. Then everyone is happy!!

Handmade Housewife... said...

This is so great! I look at those white trees in Walmart every time I go in, and I want one. I'm definately keeping this idea for the future, when Noah's a little older. And I like the comment about putting the tree in their room. Very personalized!

-Hayley

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love this idea! Your kids must love having a little tree all to themselves! :)
Carrie

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

How Sweet is that! :-)

jennifer said...

cutie cute cute!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Cute! (I think I'm the tenth cute.) I got a STEAL on a small tree a couple weeks ago for my son. Five bucks for the tree and all the stuff on it. I love the white!

AndreaLeigh said...

I love the look of a white tree! I am definately going this route when we finally have kids.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I LOVE it! I am glad you are proud of the macaroni art! I am a proud parent too. cherry

HouseMama said...

What a great idea! Can I also put all the ornaments my mother-in-law has given me on there too? :)

Heidi Boos said...

Love the idea of having a tree just for the kids' ornaments. We have a play room that we could put it in. My kids are still a little young yet to have any, but I'll be sure to remember this for future Christmases.

Tanya said...

What a cool tree! My son has his own also. I give him all of the Hallmark ornaments to hang and he loves it. Every kids should have their own tree.

Happy Friday Chris!

Sheila said...

I like the white tree. We have done this with a green tree, but the white is so much more fun, as if the room had a ton of snow in it!

Shauna said...

It looks so cute!! We have a tree for our 2 year old's room so he can take down the stuffed ornaments and rearrange them whenever, so that way he leaves the big tree alone. It worked last year... we'll see about this year. I love your WalMart find, way cuter than ours, I may have to search once the holiday is over and replace this one. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! Thanks so much for sharing so much!

Happy Holidays!
Shauna

Shannon said...

Great idea and I love the colors!

AJ said...

Love the white tree! My girls have their own little Charlie Brown Christmas trees in their rooms. They love looking at all the ornaments from each year:)

Amy from Texas said...

I cram them all on one tree right now. Both my kids have their own small trees in their rooms. They love to decorate their own little trees and of course my daughter's is pink:-)

Valarie Lea said...

Yep I have one of those trees!

Screaming Meme said...

It is precious...You you made them feel so special! I put all my kids old ornaments they made on the tree...It is memeries...>Specking of memories...you should check out my post on "Being Here"....I posted it today...Meme

Rambling Girl said...

Isn't this so cute! Loving all the trees in blogland...I am getting to mine this weekend so I can share also....can't wait....

Lacy said...

Hey Chris, Love the kid tree. I have one in each childs room. I love yours being it is white. Oh, by the way did you threaten your friend "Gayle" to win her prize??? Well, just kidding...glad you won!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful idea! I might have to steal it.

ka1t_lyn said...

What a wonderful idea. My Gram and Pap have always had a white tree (to go with their white house) and I want one so badly in my own home! So very pretty :)

Jenny S said...

Love it! They have these at Dollar General for $20.00 too!

Barb said...

I absolutely adore their tree. The kids decorating their own tree was so much fun to watch! Your such a good mom.....

Mom

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea. Mimi

sandra/tx said...

That is a great idea to show off the kids' ornaments. My kids have their own trees in their rooms. They decorate them themselves, which is fun.

Blarney said...

There is always room for another tree ...

Woman Interrupted said...

Love the idea of a tree just for the kid ornaments...so cute.

Tausha said...

When I was little-there was always a kid tree. With tinsel and everything!!
I am a mean mom-I don't have a tree for my kids to decorate. So-i got to thinking. Since it is the giving season-I decided to let them all have a little tree in their rooms. Just the set of 3 little trees that I picked up at michaels a few years ago. They light it up and made decorations and added their own from the years past! They love it! it works for a night light as well.
It was also a great bribing tool for a couple of days.
I love the white tree! I am going to look for one the day after Christmas-I think it would be super cute in my kitchen! You know-decked out with measuring cups and spoons-rolling pins, siver ware-cooking mits. all kinds of weird-"NON" ornament items!!
Thanks for the ideas!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

It's great! Have to put out those treasured memory ornaments!!

Marie said...

Very cute! When I was a kid we had a small tree of our own too. Well, actually more like pre-teen, I guess. But I still loved having a tree of our own.:o)

I bought a new tree last year and kept the old one for the kids to put "their" ornaments on... I just haven't actually gotten it out of the attic yet. lol

Lacy said...

Great job on the tree. I am sure the kids love it. Right now I only want those special handmade ornaments on my tree but maybe I will change my mind in the coming years.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this idea! I was going to try and talk my husband into buying 2 trees this year so we could do just this but I think buying a fun and funky one for the "kids tree" is a great idea! I might head over to Wal-Mart next week :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh So Cute! Having a "kids" tree is a great way to go!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Chris, that's so cute! Let them have their fun, they are only young once & they will have such special memories of that tree.

LuLu & Co said...

I have 3 trees for my children so they can go crazy with all their hand made items. They love it! Love your white one! too cute

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh yea, baby...right there with you. I have five trees (3 small, 2 big) and one of those big ones is all for the kids ornament with the colored lights. :)

Our Complete Family said...

Love it, love it, love it! B has a tree in his room with all of his ornies. Kids love that and it's great that we moms can make their tiny hearts smile!
Merry December, Les

Liz said...

$20? That is great for a white tree.

It look so cute!

Sarah from Create said...

Chris, I've seen those white trees before, but had no idea they could look so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

I also wanted to thank you for all of the nice new friends who have come over to visit my blog, www.createstudio.blogspot.com, from yours because of the "I can make that party." It was so sweet of you to allow us the opportunity to share our ideas on your site! Thanks!

Kris said...

My kids would love to have their own tree - I would've never leaned towards getting a white one but I love it with all the fun school ornaments...1/2 price after Christmas here I come!

Erin said...

Love the white tree! How fun to let your kids decorate it!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love it! It is so fun and colorful!

Michelle said...

You're such a great mom planning all those things and your tree is JUST adorable as are your kids and your cute little dog. :)

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