I love decorating for Christmas. If I could, I’d have a tree in every room, wreaths on each window, real-live garland hanging over every doorpost. Christmas decorating is fun to me. I am, however, not usually the mom who decorates for every season. I have been perfectly content to let Valentines, Easter, Fourth of July and dare I say it …. even Halloween (GASP!) go by without much decorating. I think it’s the exhaustion factor. =)
This year I want to change that. I want my kids to begin having memories of a house filled with anticipation for lots of holidays and special events. So, I’m starting with Halloween. And —- I’m starting by including the kids in the process.
Owen, Ellie and myself spend a few hours together a few Saturdays ago to make this really fun and happy Halloween Banner (or bunting, for you official types).
It really was easy – Owen is 6, Ellie is 4 – and they will vouch for me – it was easy and fun. (Confession: the hardest part is for mom – it is very difficult to allow this to look like a kid project. I resisted the temptation to erase all child-like evidence … and I’m glad I did! Sometimes I have to remind myself of that, but mostly it’s true!)
Regardless what side is facing where, I just love this project because I love the memories we made. I can’t wait to do it again for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, Easter, blah blah blah.
Cost: About $4 – felt is so cheap. I bought the ribbon on sale for $2.
Time: without kids – about an hour. WITH KIDS – an eternity…I kid. about 2 hours.
If you make your own – please do send photos – I’d love to see your little ones’ at work!!!