Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, and by the way I hope your day was lovely, it’s time to get on with decking our halls! One of the best places to start is with the tree…mainly because it’s the center point, plus it can set the tone for the rest of your decorations. You’ve seen this tabletop Christmas tree before so that’s no surprise…but it looks different from years past and it took hardly any time at all.
Note: I purchased the tree a few years ago from Balsam Hill. It is no longer available but HERE is something similar.
I used things I already had but they look fresh because they’ve never been on the tree before. You saw the cranberry garland on last year’s front porch. Next I tied on some pine cones with twine.
The finishing touch on the tree was the addition of my felt star ornaments strung with red balls. You first saw them a few years ago on my stairway garland. They’ve also appeared on my dining room chandelier.
Since I don’t have one single present wrapped yet, I added a couple of snowmen and pine cones under the tabletop Christmas tree. The snowmen were my Mom’s…and they make me smile every time I look at them.
I made a small “NOEL” banner using my Christmas Alphabet Printables. More on those at the end of the post. I love the way it looks strung across the vintage ladder.
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Strung across the front of the chest is an easy DIY Advent Calendar. The little red gingham bags were leftover from the Christmas packaging I used for my online shop last year. Other options would be plain muslin bags or brown kraft bags. Simply print the numbers, cut them out and clip them, together with the bags, on a piece of twine with clothes pins. More on the number printables at the end of the post.
Suggestions for bag fillers for kids:
- Christmas stickers
- Bouncy balls or other small toys
- Mini yoyo
- Fruit snacks
- Mini candy bars
- Finger puppets
- Mini marker or crayon set
- Mini playing cards
- Mini flashlight
- Hot Wheels
- Hair bands or earrings
- Lego mini figures
For more information on the Christmas Alphabet Printables and Advent Calendar Numbers just click the red button below.
Society6 news: I’ve listed new Christmas designs for 2016 and they are available along with all my designs from last year. Click HERE to see the entire collection. All the designs are available in pillow covers, tote bags, stationery cards, home decor items, phone cases and more. I am placing my order today and will share photos as soon as I can.
Thanks for stopping by…I’ll see you on Sunday!