Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decorated for Christmas

I just wanted to share a few photos of my home at Christmas.  And, just an update with respect to my post "The Family Christmas Tree", I added my ornaments to my tree and now it feels complete.

This year's ornament to add to my collection from my Mom.

Quilted Tree Skirt

Kitchen Tree

Well, there you have it...just a bit of Christmas around my home.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoy visiting all of you! 


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Very Simple

Just a small project to share with you...the bathroom Christmas tree.  I have a very tiny bathroom with little counterspace so I have to keep my decorating (in the bathroom) minimal.  So, I decorated a small artificial tree with book page wreaths ornaments.   It's very plain and simple, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

To make the paper wreaths you will first need 8 pieces of  paper measuring 1" x 2".

Fold all the pieces in half length-wise, so they will now measure 1/2" x 2".

Now fold the pieces in half length-wise so they measure 1/2" x 1".

Take the 4 corners (2 on each side) and fold down to the center to meet at the bottom edge.  (the open edge should be at the top)

With the pockets up, take one of the folded pieces and stick the points of the next piece into the pockets of the first piece.  Continue adding the rest of the pieces into the wreath in the same manner.  Once all the pieces are added, you will need to push the pieces tightly together to shape it. 

Finally, to hang the book page wreath ornaments, I used a large needle and thread and poked a hole at the top of one of the points and tied the thread in a loop to the desired length for hanging on the tree.  Done!

Now, if you don't like my little tree, here's a couple of pictures of my little "Daisy-Duke" - maybe you'll think she's cute!!