If you are a mom with small children, you may share my plight. It’s Christmas time and every inch of your house is filled with decorations. There is no table top or tree branch that is not filled with something. In order to find the remote control you need a GPS system to alert you as to what Christmas pillow it is under.
Yet, Christmas time is the time for creating. Children are excited and anticipating Christmas projects galore.
This year, I came up with a solution to our lack of space that still allowed us to do projects and fulfill their creative minds.
The creation itself is not innovative. I cut out various Christmas shapes out of construction paper. We had snowmen, stars, Christmas trees and ornaments (circles). The kids decorated these with the supplies of choice (markers, stickers, glitter etc.).
The part the kids were most excited about though is the fact that I hung them from the ceiling.
It gave their artwork center stage because you clearly cannot miss things dangling above your head.
This was a win-win for our family. Not a lot of mess, the kids still got to make Christmas projects and I wasn’t banging my head trying to come up with a place to put yet one more craft!
The only one who kind of suffers from the deal is my 6’3’’ husband who has to dodge and maneuver his way through the living room!
What a clever idea Mel..just tell hubby duck and weave…duck and weave 🙂
haha!! Will do!!
You just gave me an idea. I am drowning in Christmas crafts too!
I wish I could hang everything from the ceiling!!
Love it! Something I did this year with my kids is I let them cut out “snowman pieces” on card stock (eyes, buttons, carrot nose, etc.) and put magnets on the back. They love decorating my white fridge with it! Now we TRULY have every inch of our home decorated!
Oh gosh!! That is an awesome idea!! You have the true Christmas spirit going on there!!! My kids would love that!
Great idea! I can let the boys do this and we can hang them in the basement. I should be able to tuck the strings into the ceiling tiles. They will love this! Thanks!
Oh I bet they would get a kick out of this!
That’s a great idea! I wonder if I can hang a Christmas tree from the ceiling? Since my kids are older now, we have all agreed that a musical Charlie Brown tree on an end table is perfect. That is how small my house is! I’m cracking up thinking about your husband ducking and weaving through the house. Hope he’s a good sport!
My husband set up a Christmas village that takes up half of our dining room…I would really like to hang that thing from the ceiling too!!
Very Creative! Great idea for a Nursery, Crib Mobile, Preschool Classroom, and of course at home. Thank you for sharing. Kind Regards, Mtetar
Thank you for reading! We do this for the other holidays too and the kids really enjoy it! My best to you as well!
That is great for all holidays. Thank you for replying. Mtetar
Hahahaha – my husband is a tall guy like yours. I seriously need to have the boys bust out with some extra glittery craft project that I can hang from the ceiling, sending Husband off to work with glitter in his hair. 😉
That is an excellent plan! This project really does serve so many purposes!!! LOL!
Haha! For once, I am glad I am short! You are so much fun!!
Poor hubby! He may get bonked in the head a couple times before Christmas Day arrives. By the way, did you use tacts to pin the artwork into the ceiling?
I just used scotch tape attached to the string…the last time we painted we also painted the ceiling and the scotch tape has pulled some of the paint off (we have hung stuff from the ceiling in the past). Oh well, it was time for us to repaint anyway!!! LOL!
Great idea ! Why didn’t I think of this too? U r right! 🙂 our house is full of my crafts! 🙂 my little man Is too small this year! 🙂
Oh yes, with all your crafting when your son gets older…watch out! He will be a crafting machine too! Every inch of your house will be covered!
🙂 ha!ha! I know 🙂
Very inventive as usual. Just tell your husband to be happy the crafts are made of paper and not metal. 😉
Slow down! You’ve still got lots more years of Christmas crafts ahead of you. LOL! Very cute, though.
I know, when you calculate the years and number of kids I’m really scared to think what this house is going to look like in 10 years….watch for me on Hoarders Buried Alive!
What an innovative mom will do for her children! You are the best!!