Several of you have emailed wondering when am I going to start showing off my Christmas decor??
Here is the truth. I just can’t seem to get the decorating together. I have a gold leaf pumpkin in my entryway that is starting to mold on top. Yet I will make it last one.more.day.
I WANT to start Christmas decorating… but I’m not ready to hide my fall decor and replace it yet.
Here are a few photos of stick decorating ideas I took in the store on my cell phone. I had my real camera with me, but I didn’t want to look like “the-cheap-girl-who-is-not-really-going-to-buy-anything-but-just-wants-inspiration” person.
So I get all “stick inspired” and go directly to my friend Shauna’s house. I did not pass go. I did not collect $100. I did, however, convince her to promptly load up our toddlers and go collect sticks with me. Thank God for impulsive, supportive, crazy friends.
I bought the gold balls at a garage sale this summer. I knew I would find something to do with them!
I want to get a close up of the triple strand of crystals. They were $3.50 EACH at Nell Hills…. what a steal!!!
Then…. because I have a forest of sticks on the side of my house… I decide to make my oldest, dearest girlfriend a “stick centerpiece” for the baby shower I was hosting for her last weekend.
Can I just say that trying to spray paint sticks is an interesting fiasco?
But it did turn out cute!!!
Lucky for me, she took the ornaments off it and let me keep the rest! Yahoo! It’s now in my master bedroom….looking kinda Christmas-y?!? In a pink/baby girl/not at all sort of way….
I am right this very second thinking of how I need to be cleaning toilets before company comes tomorrow. Yet instead, I just borrowed a white urn from a neighbor and am contemplating ways I can make a “Christmas tree” out of sticks and lights for my master bedroom.
I think I need some eggnog.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
For more DIY Christmas Ideas — try painting your own stencil barnwood like this JOY sign I have on my front porch. I also love this DIY Christmas Chalkboard sign – it’s a fun decoration and makes a great gift!.