Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The First Christmas Decoration!

So my FAVORITE holiday is Christmas!

I love the whole atmosphere of it....
twinkling lights...
festive decorations...
family get togethers...
giving and receiving gifts...
warm fires...
cold weather...
hot chocolate...
christmas music...

I think Christmas even has it's own smell.
It's starting to smell like Christmas too.

Anyways... My house has it's first Christmas decoration!

I originally saw the idea on Pinterest:

Source: bhg.com via Courtney on Pinterest

I first found the vases at Marshall's for $8 each.

Then I had these clear ornaments I had gotten YEARS ago on clearance at Hobby Lobby or something.

I've got, like, a BILLION pine trees around my house so I just had to go pick out some pine cones.
And I have this problem.
When I get my mind set on something, I have NO patience.
So I just HAD to make these even though it was late at night.
So I used the my cell phone to search the yard for pine cones
So I'm pretty sure I looked like an idiot.
In the middle of the night.
Using a cellphone as a flashlight.
Yep. I'm officially insane.

Anyways... I put together the vases, not using the limbs at first.

Then I decided I wanted to use the limbs.
But they aren't pine tree limbs.
Some other random tree limbs I found in my yard.
And I hung some of the ornaments on them.

I have them in the built in shelving in my living room.
I also added some extra pine cones around the bottom.

I'm SO EXCITED about my first Christmas decorations!
I REALLY need to get my tree up now!

Do you have any Christmas decorations up yet?


Lisa said...

oh! I like that!!! I'll have to try and whip one up this weekend! Popping over from Give a Hoot & am your newest follower.

Sharing What I Like said...

Love this idea-- hope you don't mind me stealing it. I have everything to make this. thanks
new follower from Give A Hoot!

kayla said...

Love it, looks really cute!!

I haven't gotten our Christmas stuff out yet, but I'm thinking next week or right after Thanksgiving!! I can feel the itch! ;)

Coley said...

It looks great! I love all the uses of clear bulbs :)

Coley @

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Well, that cell phone did the trick ;) They turned out cute as can be!

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