Disney Planes Themed Christmas Tree! #PlanesToTheRescue #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias DIY DIsney Planes Themed Christmas Tree! #PlanesToTheRescue #adI love decorating our Christmas tree every year (I hate taking it down, but that’s a story for another blog post!) It’s so much fun to go through boxes of ornaments and reminisce about when or where we got them, or who bought them for us. I have ornaments that my mom and I made together when I was young, and the ones she would buy for me every year. Dave and I have the special ornaments we bought while in Disney world each year, and now Avery has her own special ones as well.

As much as I love our tree filled with miss matched ornaments, I have always wanted to be one of those people with a special themed Christmas tree.  The kind of thing you see in magazines.  This year I got my chance!!

Shopping in Walmart I noticed that the Planes Character Assortment die-cast set and the Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Character Assortment die-cast toys were both on rollback for $4.97.  It was then that the gears started turning…I had a brilliant idea (Would my husband think it was brilliant?  Uhm…probably not…but Avery sure would!!)   I was going to put up a Planes themed tree!!  In our kitchen! (Because, where else?)

Disney Planes toys Walmart rollback prices #PlanesToTheRescue #ad I grabbed a few of our favorite characters from the Planes movies and got to work!

DIsney Planes Die-cast #PlanesToTheRescue #adI used some cotton batting that I had and added it to the tree to create clouds! It looked really cute but the tree needed MORE! I remembered a fun craft I made as a kid that would be perfect! Clothespin Airplanes!! We had all the supplies on hand, and I knew Avery would have fun making them with me.

Step by step airplane craft #PlanesToTheRescue #adThey are simple to make.  You just need wooden clothespins, popsicle sticks, glue and a little construction paper!

1. Open up the clothespin and insert one popsicle stick (you can use a little dab of glue to secure it.
2. Dab glue on the clothespin above where the first “wing” is.
3. Attach the second popsicle stick to the top of the clothespin (This creates the bi-plane wings!)
4. Dab glue on a smaller popsicle stick (Or you can cut a piece off of a larger one–like we did here)
5. Attach this small piece to the beck of the clothespin. (This creates the tail wing)
6. attach a small triangle of construction paper to the tail (This is the rudder!)
7. Let dry, then you can paint your airplane, and attach a string for hanging it on the tree!!

wooden airplane crafts #PlanesToTheRescue #adAvery chose to color her airplanes with crayons, (which was fine by me… NO MESS!) but you can use markers or paint!

Clothespin airplane ornaments #PlanesToTheRescue #adAvery played with her airplanes while I got to work on the next project!

Paper Airplane Garland!!

Paper airplane garland #PlanesToTheRescue #adThis is another easy craft that would be perfect for birthday party decor, or even for hanging in a bedroom!  You just need Construction paper, glue, and string.

1. Cut construction paper into small rectangles.
2. Fold the top corners in to form a triangle.
3. Flip the paper over so the open fold side is down.
4. Fold the sides in, on an angle, to form a smaller “diamond” shape
5. Fold in half down the middle.
6. Now you should have a mini paper plane!
7. Put a small amount of glue in the middle.
8. Put the string down the middle of the plane, in the glue.
9. Squeeze closed!

Paper airplane garland banner #PlanesToTheRescue #adwooden plane ornaments clothespin #PlanesToTheRescue #ad

Our popsicle stick airplanes and paper airplane garland really made the tree look great! Avery was THRILLED with how the tree looked

Planes Themed Christmas tree! #PlanesToTheRescue #adI don’t think she’ll let me take it down! However, she has been BEGGING to play with “Dusty Hop-Hopper” and I caught her climbing on the table this morning to get him down…

The toys will be perfect additions to the activity table that Dave Santa is building her for Christmas!!  She’ll be so excited to FINALLY get to play with them!

Oh!  And even Dave loved the tree!! See, not all my ideas are totally crazy!

Disney's Planes Themed Christmas tree #PlanesToTheRescue #adIf you’re looking for some last-minute gifts for the Planes fan on your Christmas list head to Walmart to pick up some of these awesome toys on rollback!

Planes toy son rollback at Walmart #PlanesToTheRescue #ad
Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway Rollback to $24.97
Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Die-Cast Vehicles, 3-Pack Rollback to $14.97
Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment Rollback to $19.97
Planes Character Assortment die-cast set Rollback to $4.97
Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Character Assortment die-cast set Rollback to $4.97

Check out the Official websites for Disney Planes and Planes: Fire & Rescue for more info and fun! And follow #PlanesToTheRescue for even more great content!

 

I’ve shared my themed Christmas tree. I’d love to hear about yours! Leave a comment sharing your Christmas tree theme or dream!

8 comments

  1. Jen says:

    This is so great!!!I love having a special tree! We collect ornaments on every vacation, including the (rare) non-Disney ones. They are also from our wedding, anniversaries, first year in our new home, not to mention ornaments for all our 4-legged kids (those with us and those who have crossed the rainbow bridge). I was telling my Mom this morning how decorating the tree is like opening dozens of gifts every year. I love telling their stories, although the Mister may disagree 😛 Oh, and if makes you feel better, we have 3 trees this year – a 7-footer in the living room, a 4-footer in the dining room and a 2-footer (?) in our bedroom so we can sleep under the white lights Christmas Eve. We used to have the 4-footer in our bedroom, but then two kitties came to live with us and that was the end of that. I’m with you, there can’t be enough Christmas trees in one house – at least not during the season! :)

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