In my first Whoville Christmas post, I talked about my plans for creating a Whoville themed holiday for my 3 year old son. If this is your first visit, you'll want to start there. :)
And here's some of the progress I've made since.
Remember the cheese dome/plate I found at Goodwill? I decided to use it to hold Santa's cookies on Christmas eve. Here's the before with the cracked 70s barn scene.
Here's the after!
All I did was spray paint the whole bottom piece. Then cut a circular piece of scrapbook paper for the center. You could modge podge it all if you wanted it to be permanent. I don't. I want to be able to change the paper after the holidays. So, just stick the paper on with double sided tape and you're able to change the paper for the occasion.
Next up, a small tree for the kitchen counter. I found this tree at Goodwill. I think I paid $2 for it. It had seen better days.
The ornaments were faded and dusty and it had horrible tinsel and no lights!
But the part I liked the most was the base. It was guilded and it fit in with my kitchen counter and mirror wonderfully.
So there was the before... here's the after! I took a pair of floral wire cutters to the ornaments on this tree, pulled everything off and started from scratch. Added a strand of 100 mini lights and then my 3 year old son put on every ornament. Finally I wired in the sign. The sign says "It's Christmas! You better not pout, you better not cry" and I got it for 50 cents at Goodwill. Pretty appropriate for a home with a 3 year old, right?
Next up.. a sleigh. Again, found it at Goodwill. I think I paid $2 for it as well.
Added some glossy red paint..oh..and a grinch! LOL I've actually got a smaller grinch that will probably ride in there along with more decorations.
And that's it for now. I have TONS of stuff in the garage waiting for their turn. Plus a couple more trees to put up, at least. Plus menus to plan and tablescapes, etc. Stay tuned!