I brought out my "anorexic" artificial tree this week to display my
homemade ornaments for viewers.
The shape of this tree is goofy, I know. I fell in love with it at a department store many years ago. I like it because it takes up very little space.
Our family tree is coming soon. My family is still holding "votes" as to which day to decorate it (we make it a little party type celebration with the four of us). The problem is that we have an even number of people in our family and nobody will budge on their vote so the results never change.....
We need Sadie's vote to tip it one way or the other......
aaah.....I don't think so!
The decorating begins...
an earth inspired tree...
I went with artificial trees many years ago for two reasons: 1- I had a huge real tree topple over once because it was shaped off center. The sap and dirty water clean up was horrible.
(I was on the phone with my sister when it happened and the story gets better every year)
2- I have a hard time seeing all the discarded Christmas trees on the curbs in January waiting for garbage pick up. I thought I was being "earth friendly" by going artificial but the artificial trees aren't biodegradable.
I just won't throw them away!
holiday decor moving into the family room a little bit -
I used my miter saw to cut these cuties but because the branches are a bit "twisty" it can be a little scary- so if you try this - make sure the branch you choose is as straight as possible. Give your hands plenty of room away from your saw blade and hold that log nice and tight. Don't forget your safety goggles!
(It was a bit tricky and scary to slice these so thin ..... and I am not one to be afraid of a saw.)
So be careful!
They turned out dang cute so it was worth it - and I have all of my fingers! :)
I stenciled the words and numbers with a sharpie paint pen and sealed them with poly. Drill a hole at the top and use jewelry twine to string a little gem at top for a fancy accent.
They look awesome on my nature inspired tree!
more ornament ideas HERE