Monday, December 17, 2007

Inchie Christmas Tree

We decorated our Christmas tree yesterday using all the inchie ornaments that I have made over the last month. I have over 300 inchies. I also made some small beaded ornaments using head pins. Then I through on some mini quilted boxes.
My husband and oldest daughter did all the lights and the kids placed most of the ornaments, so my main job was refereeing who got to hang which ornament. Emitt, my 3 year old would pick a single branch and load ornament after ornament onto one spot. Isabelle and Annaliese, the two oldest, tried to get thier ornaments as high as possible. Rosaliegh, my 4 year old, then filled in the middle. Now I have the task of spreading out the crowded branches and turning the ornaments around so the decorated side is facing out.
Thankfully all the ornaments are relatively indestructible. I don't have to worry about the vintage glass balls suffering from little hands. The past few years even the wooden ornaments haven't faired so well. I think fabric is the way to go for at least a few more years.

4 comments:

jpsam said...

Wonderful! I remember those days (years). Your comment about all of the ornaments on one branch made me laugh. Ours are 21 and 23 and they still have discussions about who gets to put what where on the tree. The only problem seems to be to remember to keep the soft squishy ones on the bottom in case the two aging cats decide to be kittenish.
joan

clevelandgirlie said...

Spectacular Tree, Nikki. Not even the shiniest, glitteriest, singing, dancing, music-playing "store-bought" Christmas ornament can compare to an old fashioned hand made treasure. It's lovely!

sparkle jars said...

This is an incredible tree. I love the idea of an inchie tree. :-)

katelnorth said...

The tree looks great. I had to laugh at how your 3YO hung ornaments - this is the first Christmas I haven't had to rehang lots of ornaments, as my littlest one is now nearly 5 and understands not to hang them all in the same place. Admittedly, he can't reach all of it, which does make it a little harder...