Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mandees Christmas Tree

I know what you are thinking!! It is time to take the Halloween decorations down. Well, we decided to do something different this year. After 11 Christmases together, my husband came up with a new tradition this year-do a different themed tree each year. I think it sounds great-kinda crazy- but great. His birthday is Christmas day so I decided what the heck, I will let him choose this years theme.
The day after Halloween we were out on a date cruisin Target(what we call a date) and we were checking out the clearance for Halloween decorations. They were pretty much GIVING things away. My husband, Mr D., looked at me and said "Let's do our tree in the Nightmare before Christmas theme". I thought it was a wonderful idea and my oldest daughter LOVES this movie. We had so much fun shopping for the tree, we wanted to come straight home and decorate!
I made ornaments for the tree too.
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These are the ornaments. I took Balsa wood,(used for rc planes-Mr D. has TONS) and printed out images from the movie. After that I used,any guesses?????? Of course, MODGE PODGE! I modge podged the images onto the wood and got this cool yarn from the Dollar Store. It was so much fun and it will look great on a garland for Halloween next year.

We found these darling little pumpkin and skeleton plaster baskets that we used as ornaments too. We also used Skeleton and spider garland instead of ribbon or rag garland. Again we will be able to use the garland for Halloween next year too.
We found the very last white illuminating pumpkin at Walmart. I dug and dug for it. It makes the perfect tree topper!

Here is the finished product! We used orange and purple lights and minature pumpkin lights. I know that this isn't "traditional" but we are really enjoying it. It is fun doing something different. I told my husband it has to stop at the tree so Christmas will be felt in our home! I wonder what the theme will be next year?............

14 comments:

Smullin Family said...

What a fun idea. You're right, if we lived in Utah (we actually did live in West Valley for 8-9 months) we'd be friends. I LOVE to shop clearance too!

Kellie said...

That is so cute and fun (and scary) ;)
What a fun idea and tradition! I can't believe you have your tree up already...you are so on top of it!!!

Doty Family said...

It's darling! I've seen it in person and it's cute!!! You guy's should do one for the Jubilee of Tree's. So fun!!

DV- Rebecca L. said...

That is sooo Awesome!! What fun the Tree topper is! You so Rock.

Erin said...

That is awesome! I have a work friend (well, she was a work friend years ago) who thought that Christmas had gone "to the birds", so she decorated her tree with birds of all kinds. It was beautiful (although her thinking was a little weird, in my opinion.)

Kathleen said...

What a cool idea! My friends love this movie so I'm forwarding the link to them. They'll be so jealous.

Amy said...

What a fun idea! Now I want a themed tree.

Barb said...

This tree is awesome! I am a Halloween freak and have always wanted to do a Halloween-at-Christmas theme... thanks for the inspiration!

Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

lol..that is a fun idea!

candiceschenk said...

What a great idea! Definitely the most original idea I've seen! SO cute too!

Jennifer said...

How awesome is this??? My daughter would love it!! I really need to get more imaginative!!

Merry Christmas!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

What a fun idea. I love the pumpkin at the top.

jill said...

This is the most fantastic tree I have ever seen!

Diane said...

One of my fav movies!
You got my vote!