Here it is!!! Haylie's Christmas Tree 2016!!!!
My child wanted an "ABC" tree, as in the WHOLE alphabet. My child is abc obsessed and spelling is one of her favorite things! Her wooden alphabet puzzles get played with more than dolls. She even spelled the word "education" at pre-k one day and had all of her teachers going ecstatic because that doesn't happen all that often at that age. My little smarty pants! She definitely doesn't get her spelling talent from me that's for sure lol. I'm sure in this paragraph alone I have typos galore!
Only issue with an "ABC" tree was
1. that's freakn 24 letters. Letters run about a dollar a piece so that's a lot of loot for Christmas ornaments for a kids room tree!
And 2. there is no way her little white tree could even hold 24 letters. You wouldn't even see any tree!!! My OCD self gets anxiety even thinking of the big pile of letters trying to hang from
Thats when we came up with the Haylie Tree! Her name is letters after all so it was a win with the four year old! She was getting letters on a tree & she couldn't have been more excited about it. This mama was happy this worked out because 6 letters was a hell of a lot cheaper than 24!
We headed to Michael's to buy wooden letters & we totally lucked out!!! They had black metal letters with burlap "hooks" in the cheapy section! I believe I paid $1.25 a letter & they were pre-made, ready to hang. No crafty skills needed.
The rest of the ornaments are plastic and from the Dollar Tree. I was kind of shocked on how fabulous these ornaments were considering they were $1 for a pack of snowflake, a tube of balls & even the snowflake topper! The flowers and ribbon were in the Dollar Tree craft section!
Now let's see how many times between now and Christmas Haylie decides to take everything off and put it back on. It's her tree so she can do what she wants, plus that's entertainment that gives this mama a "break" here and there. Total win in my book ;-)
This my friends is the "crafty" teacher gift for those of us who love to craft, but it's December so who has time for that gift! I usually go all out, but I swear between the 51819 snow days we have already had ontop of my workload, super crafty teacher gifts got sent to the very bottom of my list of things to do this year & unfortunately that's where it's staying since I'm legit out of time!
My daughter is in a 2:1 preschool/Pre-k classroom for kiddos with either a major delay in an area, ADD/ADHD or very high functioning autistic. This means 5 teacher gifts and then 3 gifts for therapists. That can get pretty pricey, so this year we went with a classic, Hershey Kiss Candy Canes.
And then I made this cute printable to tie to the candy canes. Merry KissMas. Get it lol.
Hershey Kiss Candy Canes ( I bought these at Walmart)
The Awesome Printable (download at bottom of post)
Print out the printable, then cut and punch a hole!
Tie Printable on with ribbon.
Totallyboptional, but add more ribbon for cute purposes and then curl the ribbon with the scissors.
Ta-Da!!!! You now have a super cute and totally easy to make gift!!
Just click the link below and print away!!!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.