One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas time is the traditions that we have. Among many, are the Trees that we put up and decorate. Many, many years ago, we started a collection of Pez dispensers for my oldest son (18), Andrew. He now has around 500 of them. After we started his collection, we quickly found out that there are many different Pez items, not just the candy dispensers. He has pants, banks, cars, and of course, Christmas ornaments. As his collection grew and he got a little older, we started putting up a special Christmas tree with the dispensers on it.
Andrew has many different Santas, they make them with different faces, eyes open, eyes shut, smile, etc.
We use a bank for the topper.
Among Andrew’s favorites are the Nintendo set
So what if you or your children don’t have a Pez collection? There are many other items that you can use…Happy Meal Toys, small stuffed animals like Beanie Babies, Matchbox Toy Cars and Trucks, just to name a few. These are fun for the children, how about a special Tree for you? Decorating with nature has always been top on my list, like my Hydrangea Tree, or use a collection you have, like my Snowmen or my Kitchen Tree with Antique Utensils and Cookie Cutters.
Many of my trees that we have in our home, cost me nothing or very little to decorate. I think that’s one of the fun things about decorating, thinking outside the box, coming up with decorations that you have around your home.
I hope I have inspired you. Do you decorate with a theme in mind? I’d love to hear about it.
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Haha, I’ve never seen anything like this before – awesome!! I love the ducky topper 🙂
This is really cute!
This is such a cute idea!
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OMG how original is THAT!! too cute!!!
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This is wonderful! My son has a huge collection of pez dispensers and next year we might try this on his tree! Thanks for the great idea!
I love the large bank as the topper. Clever!
My parents have a Sesame Street tree. It has ornaments from over the years (including my sister’s first Christmas ornaments from 1978.) I love the theme tree.
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This made me smile! I’m bookmarking for next year. I saw somewhere earlier this week a tree decorated with matchbox cars, she used a race track to go around the tree like you would with ribbon. The toy theme possibilities are endless!
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@Michelle, I like the idea of a race track as ribbon. Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!
What a great idea! My girls would each like to have a small tree in their rooms. I’ll have to brainstorm about items we have around our house or collections they have that they could decorate with!
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What a cute idea! Do you glue string on them to hang them? Does he only bring out his collection at Christmas time or does he display them somewhere year round?
@Brittani, I put a wire on them to hang them. He used to display them, but now that he’s older that aren’t all out. Thanks for visiting! Merry Christmas! ~Liz
Too cute! We don’t have any collections yet, unless big construction trucks count, but you can’t put them on trees. 🙂 My son loves to eat Pez, so this might be in my future. Thanks for the creative idea!
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This is super cute. I love the idea of using little toys as ornaments.
I don’t do a theme tree, but I like them.
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How cute! I never would have thought to use Pez Dispensers.
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