Like many of you, I've been digging through attic bins and boxes filled with all kinds of Christmas decorations. As I sort through ornaments, lights, candles, garlands, and wreaths, I see a variety of decorating themes, trends, and what I thought were "clever" ideas. Somehow time and the heat of the attic leave everything looking a little wilted, so I usually make something new each year.
This year I decided I wanted something lighthearted and funky over my mantle. So, I painted a big painting I call "Grill Wreath." The kids love it and it just makes me smile when I see it.
I also hung a garland of tiny Santa clothes. I made this garland out of craft felt several years ago.
Now if you really want some inspiration, take a look at this lovely ornament display, created by one of my favorite bloggers, Loulou at Loulou Downtown.
Loulou gives a great tutorial on how to make this. She has some beautiful vintage glass ornaments, doesn't she? I don't have enough to make something like this, but I just love the way she blended sparkly and nature. Don't you just love the way that lower branch curves down to the left? So pretty, Loulou!
Has this holiday season inspired you to create something new? Tell me about it and include your blog address if I don't have it. I want to see what you're making!