Okay, I saw a Christmas commercial this past weekend and I’m taking that at the green light to slowly start posting some of the Christmas projects I’m working on. I’m already thinking about how I want to decorate our home this Christmas and I’m thinking about going for a rustic country Christmas. We do, after all, live in the country. And I am in love with the simple, rustic, vintage, country look.
There are going to be a few first, starting with getting rid of the multicolored lights on the tree and only using white ones. If you know me, mainly if you are my mom or my husband, you would know that I’ve vowed to always have multicolored lights on my Christmas tree. Well, I guess old dogs can learn new tricks because I’ve grown very fond of the look of white lights. I love the tone it brings to the room and the soft light it emits. Maybe when we have kids I’ll revisit the sparkly, colorful ones but for now, I am stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying something different.
Since we are sort of on the topic of Christmas trees, I have also been giving a lot of thought on how I want to decorate the tree. Keeping my overall theme in mind, I hope it turns out how I have it pictured in my head. I’m sure with these simple yet rustic clear ornaments I made last week hanging on our tree it will turn out perfect.
These are so easy to make and you could really put anything in them you’d like.
1. I started with purchasing these plastic ornaments from JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft Store.
2. Then I chose what material I wanted to stuff them with. I wanted to add rustic elements so I used twine, rope, brown yarns and then added in red and white checkered ribbon.
3. Then you just start stuffing each ornaments with the material you are using. Simple as that!
This is a very inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your tree or you could put them in a wire basket or bowl and have them sitting on a table. Either way, I love them and I’m excited to hang them on my tree.
Do you have any Christmas projects started?
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