As the packages of things I’ve ordered online start to stream in, I’m reminded that Christmas is just around the corner. However, unlike last year, this year we have a tree and other decorations that also keep me in the holiday spirit. We avoided the stores the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the one store we did go into was Target because we knew that we needed a tree. Since it’s our first year having a tree, we had to start from scratch except for a few ornaments Sean’s mom gave us over the years, and some ornaments I received from co-workers. This meant that we could pick any color scheme we wanted. We decided on red and gold because it’s timeless and I figured I wouldn’t get tired of it in a few years and want to start all over.
We bought several different varieties of red and gold and hurried home to set up our tree. We went the cheater way with the lights already on the tree, and it made things so easy. But, I do really miss the pine smell of real trees. Anyway, we got to work and ended up with this:
So not the best picture, but I swear it’s cute! And, we still need a tree skirt, but for our first tree, I think it looks pretty good. Here’s a close up of some of my favorite ornaments:
Remember those guys from Thanksgiving?
And, an ornament to represent my bee moniker, Mrs. Fro Yo:
And, my all time favorite, one that I MADE! It was my first experience with sewing and ornament making, and I think it turned out pretty cute. Now I want to make tons more!
Here’s how he looked after I cut him out and before I started sewing:
And then finished:
Granted he looks a little dog-like, but I still think he’s a really cute elephant. 🙂
If you want to make your very own ornament from these templates, download them from Fellow Creatives:
Aren’t they so cute? I never could have made mine without the template!