I have had decorate mailbox on my to-do list for several Christmas seasons and am happy to say that I can finally cross it off. With greenery from the shed and flowers and berries from the Dollar Tree and a bow that I actually made myself using the Bow-dabra that my daughter gave to me last year for Christmas, I completed this project with weeks to spare.
I've been kind of busy this month with Tessa's theater debut in White Christmas. She's got a very important, lead role--okay so it's just one dance and the finale, but she's a star to me! I love, love, love the theater and have enjoyed every minute of being the stage mom. I love breathing in the Aquanet as I stick over 60 bobby pins a performance in Tessa's hair and I love that I can't get "Sisters" or "Snow" out of my head and I love sneaking in back stage to capture random moments with cast members and I love the new friends I've made.
And because I am so fond of all the new friends we've made, I've decided to make a little something for them so that they don't ever forget us or the show. A sweet friend gave me one of these nifty paper birds a while back, and I flattered her by copying it. I bought some two-sided tan paper from Hobby Lobby and copied White Christmas music onto it. I then spent all afternoon cutting out. I had no idea how long cutting birds and wings would take, or maybe I would have just wished them a Merry Christmas.
This is the original gifted bird.
This is the finished White Christmas bird. Cute, huh?