Tuesday, December 19, 2017

My Handcrafted Christmas Tree

This year, my Christmas tree was almost completely decorated with homemade ornaments!  
I do not have one of those houses that will win me points with interior designers... but everything in my house has a story.  The things I keep have their own energy and life to them and I love that my tree has joined in to that spirit of my living household.  Here are a few of the ornaments we have made:

For the last 10 years we have spent a day during advent making an ornament.  I select them carefully because I want them to last.  We have done all sorts of things, from making mice and hearts out of felted wool sweaters to spray painting beautiful pine cones gold to wood burning.  It is a favorite winter-time tradition of mine and it makes the season that much more bright to have these wonderful crafts and traditions to look forward to.
This year we added in dried oranges.  They seem to be all the rage in the DIY world and I wanted to see if I could make them too!  I think they turned out lovely! 
 Some people say they turn black after a while so I am not sure how long they will last but they sure are beautiful now!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! 

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