Eventually and probably fortuitously, the Grinch is not very popular this year. I have not seen much in stores and am trying to blind myself from too much on the internet.
|Four month old Louis is one of my building supervisors.|
|Three year old Lydia is my design assistant|
|The start of Tree #1|
|Tree #2 and Tree #1|
I was happy with my first three trees. I decided to outline the decorations with black paint and it really made them pop.
Here was my first attempt at the Grinch. And tree #3.
I had to move the art studio to my kitchen counter to move the wet paint away from tiny hands.
I wish I could repaint my bicycle planter white, but my dear husband has it so firmly attached to the tree, I am not sure it can be done. I have the packages secured with miles of string, tied to each other and to the basket. We used zip ties to attach the Grinch tree to the bike.
I am pretty darn happy with how it turned out! We attached each tree and the Grinch to my porch posts with the zip ties. Of course our lights did not work after we put them up (yes, we tested them) so there is an elf on the left attaching the new lights for this year.
This is the right side of the porch.
And the step up to the porch.
For my Whoville garland, I just used some red plastic disposable plates, dipped the lid from the craft paint in the white paint and created polka dots!
It was an inexpensive way to update and change our Christmas decorating this year. I spent about $15 on the boards, $6 on the plates, and probably $10 on the paint because I purchased it once, misplaced it when I hid the bag from my grandchildren and had to re-purchase it. I saved packing boxes and bought rolls of gift wrap at Dollar Tree. If only we had not had to replace the lights, the whole yard would have only cost about $34.00 total.