It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The holidays are coming! Usually, I’m a bit of a Grinch and haven’t really got involved in the festive seasons. But this year it’s different….I have my gorgeous 10.5 month old Little B in my life and she is experiencing her first Christmas this year. 

The past few days we are spent our free time decorating the house and making some lovely little decorations. Little B is in awe of the Christmas tree, she especially likes the flashing lights. Mum and Dad however are not a fan of having to tell her not to pull the decorations off every two minutes. 

  

Our lovely festive tree

  
I’m really sentimental and wanted to make some homemade decorations for us to celebrate B’s first festive season, so I set about making a few with her a couple days before we were due to put our decorations up. First we made our saltdough Santa, which is made out of the imprint of Little B’s hand, it went a little burnt but it still looks lovely and does the job just fine. I painted Santa on the handprint though as I think my little girl is a touch too young to at the moment. Then we decorated our own bauble, well my little one did. I just let her get her hands messy in edible finger paints and then handle the bauble. She left some cute, fun marks on it. Daddy thinks it looks like a planet. We then make our own mistletoes canvas picture. I just painted B’s feet and pressed them onto the canvas. It’s such a cute little picture and it’s now proudly hung above my fireplace! My favourite Christmas tree ornament is a little felt ‘I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus’ sign! It was only £1.50 (I think) and looks lovely!

Some of my favourite home made decorations


So that’s my Christmas preparations and decorations complete for now. I’m hoping to get into the Christmas spirit and spend most of December with my family, making precious memories. Before we know it it will be 2016! 

What do you have planned for Christmas? Have you made any decorations?   

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27 thoughts on “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  1. Ah, so lovely!! I’m doing our tree today. Christmas with kids just gets better and better each year…this year our eldest is at pre school so we have the nativity, songs…it’s so gorgeous! the baby is just walking so it’s going to be…entertaining!! Xxx that is for ,inking up to #coolmumclub

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  2. I love the adorable keepsakes you made. We can’t have a real tree in our cluttered 1208 sq ft condo so we are making do with a 3 ft high fibre optic tree. It looks really pathetic!

    #KCACOLS

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  3. Wow, you’ve been busy and your decorations look great! I especially like the one your daughter did with her painted hands, so special. Enjoy your first family Christmas 🙂

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  4. The tree looks gorgeous! I love the feet mistletoe, that’s such a great idea! It’s my daughter’s first Christmas this year as well but so far she’s cried at the fairy lights being switched on, cried at the knitted santa we’ve got, and tried to eat the tinsel. 🙂 #lovelythings

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  5. Lovely ideas. Need to get on this. Last year we did nada and this year is shaping up the same. I keep telling myself I’ll be better when he’s aware what’s going on…
    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x

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  6. Aaaàh how lovely are those homemade decorations! We are having a lovely quiet Christmas just the four of us. Oh yes we too will be making a few Christmas decorations , although I’m not sure which ones jus yet lol. Wishing you all a very magical first Christmas with your daughter!xx #KCACOLS

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  7. Oh wow, what really lovely ideas. I absolutely love the santa handprint. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing that idea.
    We didn’t do much for my little one’s first Christmas as she was only 3 weeks old last year. So to me this Christmas is not a blur and I want to make it really count. We did do baby H’s hand and footprints on paper last Christmas so we did do one thing. x

    Have the most amazing Christmas and thank you for linking to #KCACOLS
    Hope you can link again next week with @withfranca

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    • I love little ideas like that, do please steal away. I overcooked my handprint but it still does the job. Oh wow, your definitely going to enjoy every moment of this Christmas then. I’m lucky, B first Christmas and she is 11 months almost so much more alert and involved. Thanks for stopping by and reading, I’ll definitely be linking up again next week! Have fun making your decorations xx

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  8. What great ideas! I love the idea of making little christmas bits that are more personal and special. Im not hugely creative when it comes to arts and crafts, but these are great ideas that anyone can do. If I can get organised enough, we might give these a go :-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays, lovely to have you! Emily

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  9. I love these! I had no idea there was such a thing as edible finger paint, what a fab idea so really young children can get involved with crafts 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCorner
    Debbie

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