As the kids were growing, I loved decorating for Christmas AND involving the kids in it. I also didn't want my house to look like something out the Addams Family album!! Over the years, I've found and invented lots of cheap holidays decorations that you can do with the kids or by yourself AND spend very little money doing it.
I , for one, detest the spend, spend, spend attitude that the media portrays. It's getting worse every year with more stores being open Thanksgiving Day for you to spend that money you don't have on stuff you don't need. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STUFF!! It's about the time you spend with friends and family. THAT'S one of the messages you want your kids to have about Christmas-not who goes home with the biggest and most expensive present.
So here's a tutorial for a Christmas ornament that is inexpensive, easy, and fun.
TEA RING COOKIE ORNAMENTS
Supplies: Tea Ring cookies, homespun material OR ribbon, scissors
First, tear or cut 1/2 inch to inch strips of homespun fabric. Cut as many strips as ornaments you want to make. I am a crafter so I have lots of material hanging around. If you don't have any, Walmart carries fairly cheap fabric. If you don't like fabric or don't have it, but do have ribbon, use that. You can also use raffia or jute string. It's whatever you prefer.
Make new memories with your kids or with your friends or by yourself. Enjoy and get crafting!