For as long as my husband is playing hockey it is pretty much a guarantee that we will be moving from one apartment to another. Whether we are moving cities or we out grow our apartment the less crap we have to move the better. A fake Christmas Tree is one of those things we just don’t need and I hate the mess of a real Christmas Tree. So what’s a girl to do? I sat down for a few minutes and thought, “What would Macgyver do?” (You’d be surprised how many times a week I ask myself ‘WWMD?’.)
Obviously, the answer is make one out of yarn and twinkle lights.
In an hour you can have a no mess, no watering, spread some holiday cheerChristmas Tree!
Measure or eye the outline of a Christmas Tree.
Starting at the top hammer nails in the outline of a Christmas Tree.
Then start back at the top and tie the yarn onto the nail.
Outline the Christmas Tree with yarn. When you reach a nail do a loop around the nail before continuing to the next one.
Cut small pieces of yarn and tie them onto the outline where you see fit. As many or as few as you’d like.
Then take the twinkle lights and follow the yarn. When the outline with the twinkle lights is complete start the outline again, but this time run the string across the middle of the tree.
Hang small ornaments and let the tree illuminate your space with warm, cheery vibes.
Take some fun holiday pictures in front of your awesome new tree!
A few reasons why I don’t waste money buying my toddler new clothes, but instead buy secondhand…
She couldn’t give two shits about how she looks or what she wears.
She’s constantly touching and rubbing gross stuff on herself.
She grows fast.
thredUP! Online Consignment and Thrift Shop
I am not embarrassed to admit that I buy a lot of clothes from Goodwill, Savers, and Kohl’s clearance section. (Why spend more money then you have to?) Always looking for a good deal led me to this amazing new online secondhand store called thredUP!
thredUP! is The Largest Online Consignment and Thrift Shop. Since shopping with a toddler freaking sucks, an online thrift shop I was a godsend.
I was a little weary at first, but after ordering from them once my fears were gone. All the clothes were in great shape, pretty true to size, and looked awesome! Even better you get 40% off your first order and free shipping on all orders over $79! Another great perk of the site (Because I love buying myself clothes more than buying my one-year-old clothes) there’s an adult section!
Not interested in buying secondhand, but have a closet full of old baby clothes? You can also sell to thredUP! Why not make a little cash for that next ridiculously expensive baby outfit?
FIND THRIFT SHOPS IN YOUR AREA
Goodwill stores have a great selection of baby, toddler, and young children clothes.
Savers has a great selection of clothing if you are lucky enough to have one in your area. My personal favorite.
The website thriftstore.net is an amazing way to find ALL the thrift stores and secondhand shops in your area!