Sunday, November 30, 2014

Just In Time For December!

 We got started with Christmas decorations early this year- I swear I was ready as soon as Halloween was over!  It's taken a couple weeks of working here and there, but I'm just about done.  Anyway, this post isn't a full tour, but I wanted to show you the new advent calendar I made this morning.
 I've seen trees like this around the web, and knew I had to make one for myself when I found the rustic wood strips at Hobby Lobby (like I used for this frame). 
I raided my stash of vintage ornaments and found ones that were a good size.
  There are twenty-five nails, one for each day of December.
 Here you can see that it still looks pretty even when it isn't full of ornaments.
 I put these wire baskets out to hold the ornaments until they are hung.
 And here it is with no ornaments- still just as pretty!
Now it's ready to begin the month tomorrow!  I think I'll let the kids take turns picking out which ornament to hang- I wonder which one they'll choose first?


Musings from Kim K. said...

I've been anxiously awaiting Christmas decor from you. Love this advent tree so much. The kitschy ornaments are perfect.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Adorable! I think your children are going to have so much fun choosing which ornament to hang each day, and now they've got a new Christmas tradition to remember. I can't wait to see the rest!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Corey! Your advent tree is such a fun idea and so cute! I can't wait to see more of your Christmas decor!!
Michelle xo

Two Moms and a Gma said...

Oh I love the wooden Xmas tree...and how you worked all the pinks and pastels into the Xmas theme (which still maintains the vintage vibe). Love!