“Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call their favorite time of the year”…And mine too! I just love the feeling of this holiday. There’s really nothing like it when you celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
I love the anticipation of Christmas too. Prepping the house and trimming the tree is something I look forward to as soon as there’s a chill in the air.
At our house, our tree goes up the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition that began with my mom when my brother and I were little. She loved having the tree up during thanksgiving dinner and I do too. I want this time of year to last as long as possible at my house.
Here are a few pictures of our trees being decorated this year…yes I’m guilty of putting up fake trees. I just cant seem to keep any type of plant alive. My dad says I’m the only person he knows that can end up with a dead cactus.
Our skinny tree
Here’s my mom decorating my wreath.
She’s amazing at decorating! Her work should be in magazines.
And here are the kiddos decorating our traditional tree.
This year, I chose to do something a little different for our garland. Instead of the traditional garland, I decided to make one out of ornaments.
All I did was measure the area where I would be hanging the garland of ornaments with twine. I passed the twine through the first ornament and tied a knot to keep it in place. I then strung about 325 ornaments. When I strung the last ornament I tied a knot around it to keep it in place and keep them all from falling out. I then hung it up with a couple of “J” hooks.
**I used the same ornaments for the garland as I did for our tree, to tie things in beautifully.
Here’s a really great way to give those ugly poinsettia pots a face lift. I really don’t like the foil that both real and fake ones come in, so I gave them a little makeover with some left over ribbon from the skinny tree and wreath.
Click here for more detailed instructions.
And because we cannot forget about the kids, here’s a “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” picture frame that’s perfect for anyone on their list. All you have to do is: Paint an unfinished wooden picture frame ($1 at Walmart or Michaels) in light brown. Glue Googly eyes, a red pom pom OR Round red felt for the nose, and antlers cut from stiff brown felt. Add a picture, gift wrap and you’re done!
That’s it for this month! Be sure to check out www.WoodyThings.com for some great Christmas gift ideas and DIY’s.
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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year! See you in 2016!