It has been an honest-to-goodness long, long time since I have posted, right? I know… And for that I am sorry. I have slacked off since my blogging marathon in October. My feelings are almost entirely expressed in my blogger-friend Gillian’s recent post. She seems to have read my mind when she mentioned feelings of anxiety over not knowing what to do next and feeling the pressure to fall into the niche the 31 Day Challenge created. I LOVE what I blogged about and I intend to continue, but I was feeling like I ran out of steam, and that has much to do with the
pest pet we adopted in October. Talk about hard work… this little guy is making it his full time job to eat/chew on/make toys out of as many items in our house as possible! He is a bundle of incessant and annoying wonderful energy! All kidding aside, we have our ups and downs but we’re making our little family work!
Anyway, I mainly have not blogged out of fear that the content I have now is suddenly not good enough, and that I will let down the few of you that actually read this little tiny blog! Silly? Maybe… but aren’t most of our insecurities? Leaving all negative thoughts behind, I’m happy to say that I am BACK! I have a full month ahead with decorating an entire house (inside and out) for Christmas for the very first time ever and I intend to share all of my trials and triumphs here with you. I hope that’s ok.
Let’s start with this little (and I do mean little) guy. I’ve actually had this in the house for a few weeks now, and I can tell you I love it as much today as the day I made it. It’s one of the few small projects I have actually finished on my giant blogging/decorating to-do list! Here is the finished product:
And here is how I did it:
I used 3 miniature snowy trees I bought at Walmart for $1 each, a plate from my kitchen, cotton balls and the thrifted cloche I bought at Value Village a few weeks ago, which up until now had nothing but a few dead rose petals in it (don’t ask…)! I loosened up the cotton balls a little to make them look less like what they are, and more like fluffy snow, plopped the trees on top, followed by carefully stuffing all loose bits into the cloche. As far as my husband was concerned, the craft was finished at this point, but I was no fan of that messy/incomplete-looking edge at the bottom of the cloche. It made the whole thing look too much like trees and cotton stuffed into a small space and less like a magical snowy forest. Solution: cut some of the small pieces off of the pine branches I just happened to get that morning and place them around the plate. Better? I think so!
And there you have it. A very quick, inexpensive and easy way to add a little winter wonderland to your home! I think this could be an adorable centerpiece, but for now it sits on a spot where I can see it as soon as we enter the house, which is a lovely sight! It makes me think of fond memories of Whitehorse (which was B-E-A-utiful, BTW!). The trees there were all gently covered with snow, and the mountains were so, so, so gorgeous. The weather was, as expected, cold (understatement at -22° C), but the warm people definitely made up for that!
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