Faux Present Fence Made for Little Hands + Christmas Trees

November 24, 2012

Do you have little kiddos with the reaching and the grabbing and the chewing and the tearing! Arg! So do we. We have for years. So this year we made a present barricade for the Christmas tree. I don't know why we never did this before. It was so easy and way prettier than those plastic baby gates! And also better than only decorating half the tree. I taped them all together in the back so that they can't be pushed apart. They are tall enough so that Henri can't reach at 24" but are only 9" wide. If you were going to go shorter I would recommend also making them wider, 16" or 18".
We just bought some boxes at The Home Depot for just $1.99 a piece. You can also get some at Walmart for fairly cheap. Then wrapped them and used a 3" wide ribbon which I bought at JoAnn's and 5" bows which I bought the dollar store. We filled them with some of Brian's old mini dumbbells but if you are going to do this and don't have anything heavy buy some bricks while you're at the Home Depot as weights. I'd say four would probably do the trick.

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indo15 said... Best Blogger Tips

i loved it

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great alternative to the baby gate thing!

My daughter is 14 months, and I was worried about how she'd do with the tree...the first night, she was pulling ornaments off as fast as I could put them on, and after that, she totally left it alone. I'm still in shock! lol But I still have the bottom half very sparsely decorated and only with soft ornaments. I really love your idea because the whole thing can be decorated like you want, and the bebes still have something to walk up to and explore safely!

Maurice Bradbury said... Best Blogger Tips

That is genius.

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