"O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
One month until Christmas now, and it looks like I started a new tradition of decorating on November 25. It was only a few days earlier than when I usually start, which was December 1st, but I am so excited for Christmas this year, as it's baby's first Christmas! Even though I am a little sad as it's my first Christmas away from home... I am still so excited, and I just couldn't wait.
Last year, we only had a small Christmas tree, but we got a normal sized tree this year. So that meant I needed a few extra ornaments this year. I talked to the hubs, and we figured we'd go downtown after he got off work, so instead of making two trips (yes, the long trip of a 10 minute walk to downtown Revelstoke), I got to work using what we had for ornaments until we went to pick out some ornaments together. Meaning: we were together when I picked out the ornaments. Ya... Anyways, I found some great silver and turquoise ornaments. And it all came together just like I was picturing in my brain, and similar to the inspiration that I actually found on a Canadian Tire magazine ad. Always a relief, and mostly always a surprise!
Before I had the rest of the ornaments, I started thinking about what else the tree needed. Simple- stars! So I started googling origami stars. I found this great tutorial with lots of very detailed pictures, that even I could follow even though I was up at 4:30 am, and the brain was a little hazy. Or a lot. They turned out better than I thought they would with my fine motor skills. Must be a dummy proof tutorial!
<-----not bad for the finished product, hey?
What Christmas tree is complete without bows and ribbons? I put together a quick little picture tutorial just to show how easy these bows are to make! Two supplies- ribbon with the wire in them and pipe cleaners. What could be simpler? Fold, pinch, twist.
So, along with what I had invisioned for the tree, the tree turned out pretty good. I figured I'd better make this a good one for a few reasons.
a) It's baby's first Christmas and b) he's only 6 months old a.k.a. not walking yet.
Next year, I'm sure it'll be a different, with decorations only halfway down the tree!
Ants on a Blog
By Jena Keenan