December 30th, 2009
OK, so I really should have just posted about each of these crafts as I finished them. But to be quite honest, I punched out ALL of them in the two weeks prior to Christmas and barely had enough time to sleep let alone write about these. So here’s the Christmas Rundown.
Oh Christmas Tree
Jaron and I looked for about two weeks for a live Christmas tree that we liked. We found a few, but the biggest concern was that each time we found one Bruce made it a point to try and pee on it at the lot. That made me apprehensive about getting a real tree, so we went with a 7.5 foot fake one. Not ideal, but it turned out to be really full, taking over 1,200 lights and 150 ornaments!
It really turned out great!
But something was still missing … Aha! We needed a tree skirt!
I found these two great fabrics that I thought went really well with the color scheme of our apartment. One was gold reindeer on a cream background, and the other cream and gold poinsettias. The colors really complemented each other quite well.
I think the reason I love Christmas trees so much is because every year my parents choose the most beautiful tree and decorate it to max. Theirs was so tall this year, that I couldn’t even get the whole thing into the picture frame!
But as Christmas got closer and closer, I was disappointed to see that no one had put up our LGB Christmas train set. So one day after work I took it upon myself to set it up.
I never realized there were so many pieces!
It was a good thing I had Bruce, Karson, and Kalvin there to help me!
After pulling all of the pieces out, I decided that I was going to use all of the track (I’m sure that’s never been done before!) and I had to get really creative with the track layout.
I may have gotten a little carried away…
But the end result was worth it!
And the stockings were hung …
The next items on my list of Christmas Crafts were the stockings for our apartment. Not to toot my own horn, but these turned out to be sooooo cute!
To add a bit of flair, I used felt to applique an elf face to the crown of the stocking as well as embroidered each of our names on them.
Adding a Bit of Christmas Flair
I decided that there weren’t enough Christmas decorations in our apartment. So with some leftover fabric I created some Christmas throw pillows!
These turned out so much better than I had anticipated!
I think the snowmen are my favorite!
OK, so I said that I was gonna do one big post on all of my Christmas crafts … but this is starting to get ridiculous. Stay turned for Part 2 (and probably 3!) of the Christmas Rundown!