I TOTALLY Fa La La LA LOVE Christmas. I love the decorations...the family togetherness....the songs....ALL OF IT. On Friday I was SOOOOO super excited to have Thanksgiving over so that I could start decorating for Christmas. Tree up....CHECK. Look on Pinterest for new decorating ideas....CHECK. I found a few inspirations HERE, HERE,HERE and HERE.
Anyway...I had the sled. I wrapped up some cardboard boxes filled with cinderblocks for the gifts. I left out my Halloween straw bales for something to lean on. AND I JUST NEEDED A LITTLE TREE. I had two choices....go out into the BLACK FRIDAY insanity and try to find a mini tree for my milk can...OR head out to the crap pile for something to build one out of. TO THE CRAP PILE!!!!
I grabbed some chicken wire(also in the scary corner of my garage) and formed it into a tree shape. I pretty much just rolled it, flipped a few of the cut edges under the other ends and folded the wires over (to keep the ends together), and then pressed the top together until it made a tree shap instead of a tube. It doesn't have to be perfect because the greenery will cover any small UGLYS:) My model here helping me smush the top. Christmas crafting is always WAY more fun with a happy helper elf...
When I started I had NO idea if this would work. But when I got this far I was almost dancing. BUT then I decided that it was a little naked.
AND DONE....Mini Tree Topiary Goodness:)
SOOOO the "decorate with what you have" saga continues at our house. I am not gonna lie....I cannot wait to see what I find in the Crap Pile next:)