Happy weekend after Thanksgiving everyone! Are you still stuffed? We had a lovely day in NY with Sarissa’s in laws and way too much delicious food. Friday the weather was perfect for biking, so that’s just what we did for two hours and hopefully burned off some of the yummy creamed corn and sweet potatoes.
Now it’s time to focus our attention on Christmas, and what would that be without a tree? Decorating the tree has always been my favorite part of the holidays. In our former home, we had a great spot to display the tree. It was located in our family room which had lots of windows, and when you would drive to our house when it was dark out you could see all the twinkling tree lights from a distance, which made it appear a lot bigger than it was.
Now that we’re full time at the cabin, we don’t have a good indoor spot for a tree, so I was thinking about alternatives and came across some truly creative ideas I thought I’d share.
Do you still send holiday cards to friends and family? Every year we seem to receive less and less in the mail, but here’s a great way to display them in case you’re still getting lots of cards.
This tree, made with different sizes of PVC pipe, looks like it’s mounted on a board which makes it practical because you can use it year after year.
These vintage boxes create an interesting ‘tree’. I could see doing this with vintage luggage also, and instead of a globe, you could top it with a star, angel or whatever suits your fancy.
I never would have thought to use wall decals, but what a great idea!
Look closely. This is a ladder! So creative and fun, don’t you think? Check out the link for the how-to.
These small cut pieces of logs make a unique nature inspired rustic tree.
This tree started out as a drawing on the wall, but with the addition of a few decorations, quickly turned into something much, much more.
Here’s something perfect for a beach house. Gather driftwood and decorate with shells and other beachy objects.
I love this idea! Cut a piece of MDF into the shape of a tree, cover in felt or velvet and decorate with your favorite ornaments.
Ok, so this one might be a little bit of work, but worth it! I envision lots of potential for this project.
Many years ago we had two Christmas trees but I found it to be a lot of work and quickly went back to just one, but I could see having a traditional tree and maybe incorporate one of these in another room like a bedroom or even kitchen for a little bit of fun and whimsy.
In other news…
Sarissa and Josh are heading back to Singapore today, boooooo, and we’re getting busy planning our trip to Florida, yeeahhhhh!
I still have some awesome table designs to share with you from the Set to Celebrate event I went to a couple of weeks ago, and this Monday I’ll be going to the botanical gardens to volunteer to put together some wreaths for their annual fundraiser. It’s something I’ve done for the last four years and it’s always lots of fun to see the beautiful wreaths all the other volunteers create, and I’ll be sharing those with you as well.