On the top of the piano, along with evergreen garland (found years ago on sale) is where our December Daily book sits. I incorperated this into our decor this year and so it is the centerpiece here in this collection of adornments. I love that it greets me every morning and reminds me to stay on task with that daily project.
This is an extremely simple ornament made using a heart wood piece from Michaels. It is covered with one of my favorite patterned papers, and topped with a vintage button. This is a great way to place favorite pattern paper in a place you are sure to admire every day. Plus, super frugal.
It does not get too much simpler than this. The bowl is a gift from my mother-in-law, and has a great vintagey look to it. The pinecones are those cinnamon scented ones...I carefully pack them away every year, and then bring them out for Christmas. I use clear glass containers through out the house to present this seasonal item.
Another handmade ornament, made this year. I traced a chipboard bird on another piece of chipboard (that way I could use it more than one time), covered it with digital paper that I downloaded and printed out. There is vintage twine tied from the bottom and a jenni bowlin ticket hung from it as well as a pearl. I did several variations of this ornament. Simple. Fun. Frugal.
I made these several years ago, but I think I am ready to give them a paper-lift. The letters are from Hobby-Lobby, and just covered in paper.
Ali Edwards had a tree last year with word cards that she purchased from Paper Source. Well, my default mode usually is asking myself if I can make it first. And of course I did. I used a font from 2peas and printed several words in red, printed them on vanilla cardstock, and then cut them to size. I also added an eyelet to the top in which to add the string.
I overheard some ladies sort of complain about how much work it is to get Christmas decorations up for such a short amount of time. My response to that is keep up those decorations that are wintry in theme for the month of January, and add snowflakes. For example, I keep up all the evergreen decorations, including many of my smaller trees. I have collected, or made, snowflake type embellisments and added those to the evergreen, in order to give it a wintry and snowy feel. This helps me not have that anti-climatic feel when all the Christmas trimming comes down at the end of the season, yet still have a festive feel during January, when it is cold outside.
However you choose to decorate this year, and next month, I just want to say, from my family to yours: Merry Christmas.