It’s close to Christmas time and for most people that means a tree. I like to eschew treasured, heirloom ornaments and go themey.
After searching thru pinterest and my favorite blogs, I felt most inspired by the citrus tree young house love did a few years back. I was really excited to try to crystallize the real fruit, but then I started thinking. What if I get bugs or the cat eats them or something weird happens? So I found a little inspiration in other places.
I saw these felt fruit slice DIY coasters and decided I could make them as really cute ornaments. Mostly out of laziness, I decided to glue mine instead of stitching them. The stitching would hold up better for coasters, but since these were just hanging on the tree, I opted just to glue them.
I just a large colored circle, medium white circle, and small colored circle. I cut the smallest circle into sixths and glued the whole sucker together. I actually traced cans from my pantry to get perfectly round circles.
I also painted clear glass balls to match. I got the plain glass balls from Michaels (with a coupon!) and put a big squirt of paint inside each one. Kind of slide it around and try to leave about 25% of the clear showing.
Up also went silver tinsel, little colored bows to match my color scheme, sour patch kids flavored candy canes, and tons of tinsel. Don’t forget my tree topper! It’s actually a hanging decoration from Homegoods but I tied it to the top of my tree and I just LOVE it!
How do you decorate your tree? Do you use a theme or go old school? Do you make ornaments?