Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ornamentally Speaking

Thirteen.  That's how many ornaments we have.  Up until this year, we've always used a "six foot" very cheap fake tree.  I used quotation marks because I think the tree manufacturer's concept of a foot was relative.  Maybe they measured by their own feet.  If so, their feet were probably a size or two smaller than mine.  If that tree was "six feet tall", then I'm a "size two".  Just saying.  The point is, we never felt like we had a shortage of ornaments before.  The tree was saturated with ornaments.  Not so this year.

That's what spurred my cheap-is-good-but-free-is-better ornament-pinning bender.  I haven't actually completed any of these yet, but I will say that Patrick drew some dirty looks at the Lowes paint counter Tuesday night.  I'm okay with that; I think we've paid our dues over the years with the eight GALLONS of different colors sitting in the bottom of our hall closet, which does not include the four or five gallons that we've emptied since moving in.

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce to you my Christmas board, courtesy of Pinterest.

This next one is actually not a DIY, it's for sale at West Elm.  But I think popping a feather in a cheap glass ball ornament would be almost as pretty!

Source: via Kelli on Pinterest

Can you believe these next ones are made with tissue paper?  I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to duplicate this, but I do plan to try!

Now that I've got my inspiration, I've just got to get started.  Now if only I had some motivation.  What?  It's December 15th already?  Okay, consider me motivated.  I'll be sharing my tree with you soon!

Oh by the way, you probably noticed I've changed the look of things here.  It's still very much a work in progress, so don't get too used to it!

What's your favorite DIY Christmas ornament?  Or just your favorite ornament, period?


1 comment:

  1. LOVE the new look. I've been itching to change my look up as well.