1. I've always wanted a really cool, designer Christmas tree but didn't want to spend a fortune.
2. I was tired of my 21- month old daughter beheading my other ornaments. Yes, you read that right, a few of them are without heads now after being dropped on the floor.
I needed an idea for decorations that would not only look great but also be toddler-proof. I also thought I might want to add pictures to them later, so I wanted a flexible design that would give me some options for future years. Hence, the new Amy Butler Chipboard Ornaments.
These ornaments are made out of chipboard shapes (my personal ones are currently square and circles in case I choose to add pictures and make them frame ornaments in the future). I can cut a variety of shapes--stars, hearts, snowmen, trees, etc. in sizes from 1" up to 5 1/2". They are sturdy and durable without being heavy, so they will not weigh down the tree branches or dangle excessively to tempt your toddler or pet.
So, what do you think? I'm planning to list the first few ornament sets in my Etsy shop later today.