Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We are not hosting Thanksgiving this year, so I could get a head start on Christmas decorating. Thanksgiving is so late this year I can't believe when we return from visiting family it will be December. It will be nice to come home to Christmas decorations though, then all we will need is a tree. We always get a real tree so I always try to wait as long as my husband will let me, because the needles everywhere drive me crazy.
I was going to add more color and move away from traditional colors but once I started putting things together I just loved the simple elegance of the gold and silver.
I love all the Christmas tree decorations everywhere. I got some of my ideas from Sarah over at Winthrop Chronicles. They are so easy to do and I just used what I had on hand to make all of mine.
The small tree on the right is silver glitter scrapbook paper I made into a cone, trimmed off the bottom and hot glued. The feathery tree is made with a piece of 12x12 white card stock wrapped into a cone and glued. I used white felt I had on hand, I cut them into triangles and hot glued just the ends on and then pulled them out away from the cone. It came out better than I expected.
The little one was again made with a piece of card stock and I had some left over pom pom trim that I just wrapped around the cone and taped. (I think it is a yard) Doesn't get much easier than that. The middle tree I made last year and actually used a real foam cone, silly girl. I loved the circle trees from the Land of Nod but knew I could make them myself. So I cut a million circles out of white felt and pinned them onto the foam cone. I also added a piece of felt to the bottom so it was totally finished. I love how it turned out!
The last cone was crazy easy. I used a large poster board to make the tree, then wrapped it with gold tissue paper and wrapped a piece of twine around from top to bottom. Told you it was easy.
I love this mantle and I am so glad I get to enjoy it for the next month.
I made the garland with a 2" circle punch and a variety of gold, silver and tan scrapbook paper. I just taped mine on some string. Someday I won't be so lazy and will pull out my sewing machine to stitch them together, I love that look.
Have you finished your Christmas mantle or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving?
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