I've always liked colourful decorations. Since I've had kids I can't help but like decorations that are particularly kid centric. Anything to do with candy, dolls, toys, cupcakes, bears, you name it. I'll save the sophisticated all white Christmas decorating for when the kids are older, or maybe not at all.
This year I'm making a non-perishable, non-gooey, non-hazardous (at least to anyone over the age of 3) garland out of colourful wooden beads. I bought a pack of beads from Michaels using a 40% off coupon that came to under $10. I strung them onto wool that I already had using a large wool needle. I made 2 garlands approx 12 feet long and a couple of candy canes (strung onto pipe cleaners). I feel pretty proud of myself because I came up with this idea all by myself. Most of my other decorating forays had been copying other peoples' design, usually Marthas. Maybe I should make a bunch and sell them for an outrageous price on Etsy. But someone is probably already doing that!
Here's a couple of piccys of the work in progress.
The kids were being very helpful; Ringo not so much.