I wanted a simple farmhouse Christmas tree with lots of handmade ornaments this year.Our Christmas tree is far from magazine perfect, but when I finished decorating it and my oldest son saw it, he commented about how nice he thought it looked. If it meets with my family’s approval, that’s really all that matters.
I wrapped wired burlap ribbon around it for a garland, and tucked pine cones and berry sprigs in the branches.
I think my favorite ornaments this year are the gingham and brown paper ornaments. They aren’t glitzy or fancy, but I love their simple look.
I had mittens left over after making the mittens banner, so I hung those as well. Other than the mittens, I didn’t buy a single new ornament this year. I had a lot more fun making them.
The only ornament I made that didn’t end up on the tree was the little ceramic pitcher ornament. It ended up being just a bit too heavy for the branches, and I was afraid it might fall and break, so I just hung it as a decoration instead.
I love how it looks all lit up at night.
My daughter was a Christmas Eve baby, so we’ll be celebrating her birthday tomorrow. I always take her out for breakfast in the morning – just the two of us, and our whole family will go out for dinner together in the evening.
My daughter and yountest son still like to decorate gingerbread houses (affiliate),so I picked up a mini gingerbread house village for them. There were four houses in the kit, so even though three of my kids are in their 20’s and one is a teenager, I thought they might have fun decorating them together. It ended up being hysterical, because the kit barely included enough icing to “glue” the pieces together, let alone put snow all over the rooftops and windows, as the picture on the box showed.
My oldest son’s A-frame house kept falling apart, so my husband pulled out the nail gun for him to fix it! No, he didn’t really do it, but he was seriously tempted to.
They had fa good time, finally got them assembled, and slightly decorated, and I had fun watching them do a child-like Christmas activity like they did when they were little.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!