In my house, the day after Thanksgiving is reserved for eating leftovers, listening to the Christmas music my daughter complains about until one second after turkey day is over and doing a little shopping online. The biggest, most important part of the day, though, is getting out the Christmas decorations. I look forward to it all month, and it usually takes us a couple of days to get everything in its place. That doesn’t even include the tree, which usually comes a week or so later. When it comes to Christmas, I’m kind of a big kid.
For many years we had an artificial tree, so we put it up at the same time as everything else. Now we’re back to a real one. We have a beautiful red, swirly cast iron tree stand, so I kind of hate covering it up with a tree skirt. However, this black and white beauty from Project Run and Play could make me change my mind.
With a little planning ahead, this year’s tree could be used to make this Wood Slice and Burlap Christmas Wreath from Finding Home for next year.
Do you remember the days when America Online used to send a CD in the mail about twice a month advertising their service? I saved those for a craft project and ended up making ornaments with my nieces and nephews. Extra CDs are less of a problem these days, but I’m going to have to scrounge up a few to make these ornaments from Crème de la Craft.
Pillow covers are an easy, temporary way to decorate for the holidays, like this Holly Wreath Pillow on Skip to my Lou.
I’d love to try making this Wire Wrapped Joy Ornament from The Crafty Sisters.
I have a plastic mistletoe kissing ball, but this felt version from Apartment Therapy is so much prettier.
These Quick and Easy M&M and Mike and Ike Christmas Lights from Hungry Happenings would be cute on so many Christmas goodies.
The Zipper Ornament from A Creative Princess is super easy to make and would be a fun gift tag.
There is nothing sweeter than a felt ornament, and this Nativity Stable from Wild Olive is just perfect.