Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Crafts cuz we're poor :)

Well I always laughed at my sister for being crafty and creative when it came to doing things for the holidays...but now I'm in her shoes...and she wasn't so weird I don't think!! Since it's gotten colder...and I have to try and entertain a 3 year old in the house ALL DAY LONG...time doesn't always go quick...and I can't just pack up and go shopping or anything cuz we don't have money. So then comes my creativity I suppose...these are just a couple things and I'm sure there will be more crafts to come...but thought I'd share!! Laugh if you want, but we've had fun!!

Thanksgiving crafts were fun...Klous liked making the turkeys and giving them to family and friends!!!
This isn't a very good picture, but it was fun doing these turkeys as a family!! The bodies are our feet...and the feathers are our hands...Klous thought these were pretty cool when they were done and put up!!! I was going to make one for the baby...but didn't know how to guess how big his hands/feet would be...so I just made my belly on my turkey a little bigger and labeled it...PREGO MOMMY...he'll have to make one next year!!!
And this year...we have NO room...NO energy...NO time...NO money...and so...this is our Christmas tree. We didn't have anywhere to put a real one...or even our fake one we have...so I went to Wal-Mart and found this styrofoam/posterboard stuff that was green. During a BYU football game Ryan & I drew it and cut it out...I've since pinned/taped it to the wall...and Klous, Aysha, & Daddy have all helped decorate it.
Klous is pretty proud of it and always wants to be the one to plug and unplug the lights...Aysha is fascinated with pulling the decorations OFF...which makes me glad I didn't put anything bigger up...or I'd be standing it up daily and who knows how many times a day...
And really...even though the camera is retarded and takes fuzzy pictures...I think it's kinda cute!!! Klous said we have to write Santa a letter and tell him there's no room to leave presents UNDER the tree...so just leave them on the floor in the living room!! Smart kid huh!!!
We'll see how many more Christmas crafts, cookies, and anything else I get done before this baby comes!!! 3 weeks and counting...

6 comments:

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Hey, this reminds me of our life right now...:) We aren't having a tree, though. Just lights.

Klous Family said...

Very creative Becki! Loved each of your ideas! Don't you LOVE the little turkey's made out of your hands and feet?? We made them last year and it is SO sweet now seeing how tiny Ryleigh's hands and feet were. She was only like 4-6 weeks when we did hers! TINY!! These are awesome memories you are making for you and the kids! Hope you are feeling as well as possible! Good luck in the next couple of weeks!! Love you! :)

ChasingChasey said...

I meant to tell you that I really thought the turkeys on the window were cute!! And the tree looks cute too, I'll have to come check it out! Way to go creative mom!!

JJ said...

I am glad you don't think I am retarded anymore. We are a very creative family, and it is great that we can use it to make our days better. Poor or not! I think you're decor is great,and keep on crafting!!!!love you lots!!!

Laura said...

Very cute turkeys and Christmas tree. Great idea to have a flat tree that doesn't take up space yet still festive.

♥ Karla ♥ said...

I love your craftiness! Your turkeys on the window are such a fun idea! I love them. I love doing crafts and being creative. Sometimes my crafts or do it myself so I do buy it ends up being more expensive...which isn't good when you are trying to cut costs. Oh well. I like doing it still. Can't wait to see all your other craftiness... and that cute little new baby boy when he comes. Miss you!