This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias I 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?)
I 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.
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!!
Paper Airplane Garland!!
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!
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!
If 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!
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
I’ve shared my themed Christmas tree. I’d love to hear about yours! Leave a comment sharing your Christmas tree theme or dream!