Wednesday, December 17, 2008

beanie tree

I have been putting together a beanie baby tree for about 9 years. I'm a purist now; there are only TY babies on it. For the first couple years I had to fill in with a few no-name toys. (Shocking I'm sure.) I would have never collected so many if M.D.Anderson Hospital hadn't given them to each child every time we turned around the 18 months Brian was visiting the hospital. They had a Christmas party where we played Bingo and guess what the prizes were. Then each patient and sibling were given age-appropriate gifts with a beanie on the package instead of a bow. Then when we visited Santa they were given ____guess what? a beanie. Then there were other parties... and more beanies.

Could you make up stories about the position of these animals? I see an armadillo attacking/hugging? an eagle.

Do you need a tutorial?
  •  tomato cage and 
  • chicken wire
  •  spray painted green with a
  •  soda bottle lid on top; wrapped a 
  • set of tiny rice lights around; put in a
  •  large flower pot that has
  •  rocks in it to weight it down. 
  • Pipe cleaners were used to attach the 'babies.' Putting it together took about 1 1/2 hours last night; I was surprised it took so long since I was enjoying it so much.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I think that is a hedgehog attacking an eagle.