But... for the sake of Nana and Papa and all things Christmas, I (sort of) pulled something out. (With some help and inspiration from my friend Laurie!) Here is Little Man's Christmas gift to Nana and Papa.
I bought a $3 tray from Hobby Lobby
These are the other supplies I used
I went ahead and painted it. I did it for three reasons... I wanted to save time. I knew it might get a little complicated. Lastly, I wanted an even cover so the rest of the project would work. Call me a cheat. I don't care. I'm glad I did, because it was a little complicated. I gave it two coats. I maybe could have used a third, but I was ready to move on! :)
First I painted one of Little Man's feet (minus the toes) and put it down. Then I painted both of the hands to make the antlers.
After it dried we added the details
I wrote Merry Christmas with a paint pen
(sorry, didn't realize when I took it that it was blurry)
When I bought this ribbon to put it on, A) I thought it would go under the face, but I ran out of room, and B) I wasn't planning on keeping the boarder of the tray the red that it was. It sort of blends in, but is still cute.
I guess I could have got smaller red pom poms. Apparently I thought Little Man's foot was going to be bigger? :)
That's OK. Nana and Papa will love it!