First I instructed Chloe to make these simple wreaths using peppermint stars. I desired a red and white theme for the living room this year but Chloe immediately saw the green M&M's and said she wanted hers to be different. I obliged.
After a couple of wreaths, Chloe informed me that "circles are boring" and she wanted to make something else. After trying to convince her that I needed a tree full of wreaths, I finally allowed her to use her creativity and fashion whatever she desired. Lo and behold, her creativity trumped mine. This little girl is something else. While I happily sat hot-gluing my boring, old "circles", Chloe fashioned these works of art.
Wow! She's good! Now we have about 20 wreaths and 5 or so adorable ornaments which Chloe informed me will be going into her own ornament box. (She owns a shoebox which her ornaments are stored for when she leaves home. I add a new ornament every year which she receives in her stocking on Christmas morning.)
We both felt the boredom levels rising with the peppermint wreaths after a while so I put away the candy to make these ribbon candy ornaments.
I wish I had my new Nikon D5000 but alas, it has not arrived yet. Maybe later this week. I am sorry for the poor quality of these pictures, but at least you can see the ornaments. We had fun making these. (instructions here) I have a list of other ornaments to try too. This was all we were able to accomplish yesterday though.
Well, I must be off. We are headed to help the Marines Toys for Tots today at a local warehouse. I am unsure of what we will be doing exactly but we are excited to help in any way we can. Have a fantastic day. I will chat at you again later.