Friday, October 30, 2009

Homeade Halloween

I don't really buy sesonal decorations.  I hate storing them & I HATE packing them up when the season is over!  Too much work.  So at our house we fill our home with seasonal decorations made by the kids & me.  Now that sounds very hokey...& it is...but we love it.  Especially the kids!  Here is my little Bo making his pumpkins this year.
I always have some shapes cut out for him to glue on.  I try to have my daughter cut her own shapes.  But I must admit it is very hard for me to keep my hands off their projects.  I like the mouths centered & the eyes matching.  But if I can restrain myself...their creations always turn out to be my favorite.
This little guy ended up with 2 mouths.  He is our favorite!
Last year we did monsters!  Those were a ton of fun!
Every holiday we make something a little different. 
On birthdays I always have the house decorated when they wake up.
And we like to send dad holiday emails by our creations.
St. Patrick's Day
And Valentine's Day is always filled with red balloons.
Cheesey?  Maybe.  But we love it.
The best part is...after a week...just toss them all in the trash.  No packing, no storage. 
For Christmas we go real decorations, but other holidays...homeade all the way.


The Walvatnes said...

Love the homemade decorations for your super festive house all the time!
I never thought about your ease of not having to store & how much your kids love helping. Love it!

Anonymous said...

I think it is really sweet and meaningful that you make decorations for holidays. That will be such a special memory for your children! Plus we all love things our children make. Have a Happy Halloween and great weekend! Ginger

Anonymous said...

what a fun mom you are! :-)
your kids are blessed!

Chrissy said...

GREAT pictures! I especially love the last one!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

It looks like your place is very well decorated indeed! I love that you decorate for the children's birthdays before they wake up. It's not cheesy at all.

Melinda said...

Oh, I love it! Adorable. And you know, you're making more than decorations. You are making memories. They'll remember that for years to come!

My Big Mouth said...

Thats actually an awesome idea!
My mother was always decorating to the nines and since I have been a mom,I do too.
So,altho it's a b;ast pulling out those decorations and putting them up,I really dread it when we(or should I say I)have to pack them up.Plus,the fact that you get that family time together making stuff is a gift in itself.No,not cheesy at all.