B L O G M A S D A Y 5
So I’m still working on decorating for Christmas with my roommate, but I wanted to show some of what we have so far. She has done some more art on the walls, but since she’s not around at the moment for me to ask her if it’s okay to share it, I’m limiting myself to the vase she did and then just sharing some of what I put off.
To start off- this vase!
We have it on our kitchen table and I love it. Instructions:
Materials: empty paper towel cardboard tube, coffee beans, a clear vase and fake flowers.
All you do is cut the paper towel cardboard tube to the height you want it to be so it doesn’t stick out on the top, put the flower stems in the tube, place it in the vase, and then put the coffee beans in around it. You could also put the coffee beans in first if you wanted to and just force the tube and flowers in the center.
It’s super easy and a cute idea! For Halloween my roommate got different fake flowers and put candy corn in the vase instead. She’s crafty. 🙂
Okay, so these are some tiny little snowmen I got from my mom. I wanted you to see the perspective of how tiny they are. They’re adorable!
And a close up…
Look at those happy smiling faces!!! And the super tiny one is so cute with the humongous mittens. Unfortunately I have no idea where she got them from to be of help.
Next is also from my mom. My mom always used to build these elaborate villages when I was younger, which I LOVED. I always would make up little stories and just be a pest and play with them. She no longer does them, so she let my sister and I take some. I ended up just taking a few odds and ends–
I took one of the houses and then a little shop. Because I love the people, I ended up taking more of them then I needed– a mother and daughter walking, a newspaper boy, a snowball thrower, a man bringing home a tree, a person on a bench, and the two sledding people.
The downside is I’m using my record player as the little plot of land for this town, so no Jerry Vale for the month, but the good news is it’s just darling.
Finally… the tree!
It’s a hand-me-down tree and my roommate will probably be adding more decorations on it, but it’s at least bloggable. Right now I’m using a table cloth as a temporary tree skirt until we buy a new one. Then the table skirt is going to more to the table next to it where I have like a mantle set up to my sister’s cat for some reason- haha. It’s just a framed picture of her (we cat sat previously for her) and a candle.
There are more odds and ends I want to do– I keep meaning to put up a string of lights in my room, so maybe that will happen later on too.
I tried my hardest to build a book tree, but it most definitely did not work. Fun fact. I learned I have 47 green books. Wow. haha