I've wanted to decorate for Christmas for a while now, but it's hard to find baby-safe things to decorate with that don't involve my having to watch Aubrey and Emma like a paranoid person. Decorations that hang on the wall and Christmas trees in non-baby rooms will just have to do this year I fear. Hence this project.
A few days ago, I created this book page wreath using an old book, a basic wreath I already had in the house, and a lot of hot glue. I got the idea from Delia over at delia creates.
For those of you who know me well, you might be shocked that I would actually tear up a book, even for the sake of a good home decor project. My husband couldn't believe it, either. However, I assure you that book was tear-worthy. It was entitled Nineteen from Seventeen: Stories from Seventeen Magazine selected by Bryna Ivens, Fiction Editor of Seventeen. I'll let your imagination run wild with the cheesiness of that one. (I apologize, Bryna, if you felt that this was the culmination of your most important life work. Honestly, I doubt that, though.)
In fact, I'm not the only one who wasn't a fan of this book. I got it free from a library cast-off pile, and on the back someone had scrawled in pencil, "I hate this book." Harsh words, but I guess I don't have a right to judge since I just ripped it apart. It was for a good cause, though.
For those of you who have/had small children, do you have any tips and tricks for how to keep your Christmas decorations safe, or did you just resolve yourself to decorating in future years when it wasn't so hard to keep curious hands from committing ultimate destruction? (I type this as Aubrey honestly just got ahold of a stray book page that didn't make it into the wreath and just took a bite out of the page.)