Toys + Playthings_: Christmas for Baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | 1 comments
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felt Christmas decorations

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Our first Christmas with Jason, when he was 14 months old, I didn't have any tree ornaments, and didn't want to put up anything breakable. So I made him some felt decorations - Santa, teddy bear, tin solder, angel and Christmas trees - out of felt fabric. It didn't cost me much for the felt squares, and a bottle of glue. I made four of each type.
It was a good thing too, because Jason pulled the tree down on himself three times that year! But not one broken ornament.
And these decorations have lasted wonderfully - they are now 32 years old, and as you can see from my picture above, still going strong. I can't let them go, too much sentiment, but one day they will grace Jason's tree at his own home.



About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How cute..! I wish you have wonderful Christmas filled with love.

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