Sunday, November 28, 2010
Decorating for the Holidays
After a several busy days cooking and shopping it's time to finish the decorating for Christmas. I must admit we did get the tree up and the outside finished before Thanksgiving. Now it is time to try and complete the process. This is such a busy time of year, and everyday holds a purpose. Seems as if I am always running a few days behind schedule and a quart low on energy.
I am working on a few things for the tree,trying to use the supplies I already have. Each year it's fun to come up with a totally different look for one of our trees. I was looking for an idea that would be quick and easy. The one thing,besides money I'm always short on this time of year,is time.
So I took some soft rope, a little larger than twine and began looking through my stash of fabric remnants. Once I decided on a fabric I tore strips about 1" wide and 3" to 4"long. I then simply tied the torn pieces of red bandanna fabric to the rope,leaving a few inches in between each one. I made it rather long so it could wrap around the whole tree.The red bandanna fabric gives it a very simple rustic look.
But I also think a glitzier fabric would be great too. Maybe even a collection of kids mittens tied to a rope. Now we have a reason to save all of those miss matched mittens our kids end up with each year. Either way the possibilities are endless!