18 Days and Counting, Y’all? How are you doing on your Christmas shopping? Better than me, I hope! The only things I have checked off are the things I’ve run across online. I try to avoid the stores at this time of the year; I’m not a fan of busy stores or crowds. Unless they’re at Hobby Lobby; that’s a store always worth braving the crowds for.
If you’ve read my blog before, you’ve heard me bemoan the fact that we don’t have a whole lot of space in our teeny tiny trailer. In a lot of ways, though, that has been a good thing for us. The thing about this small space that I love best is that we’re all always close together. Also, it’s much faster to clean. Not that I keep it that way, but when it does get really messy (particularly when I’m crafting), I can clean the whole house pretty quickly.
Because of this lack of space, for the past several years, we haven’t had space to put up a full sized tree. And each year I think to myself that I need to come up with a creative alternative to a Christmas tree.
So this year, I’ve come up with an idea within my copper and marble theme (you can see gift-wrapping ideas here) to display a “Christmas tree” that doesn’t take up any floor space.
I started with inexpensive IKEA frames, I think they were $1.50 each, and cut out squares of myCon-Tact Brand Creative Covering Self-Adhesive Shelf and Drawer Liner, 18-Inches by 9-Feet, Marble White“> marble ConTact paper from Amazon to go in them. I took the glass out of the frames, so that I could push a thumbtack through the paper and the cardboard back of the frame to hang my ornament from. The ornaments are from Walmart; I got a big bucket for around $5 and spray painted them copper, then used fishing wire to hang them from the thumbtacks. The greenery garlands are from my front yard. I clipped sections off of an evergreen bush and strung them together with floral wire. Then I used small Command hooks to secure the greenery on the wall. The star topper is from the Dollar Tree.
So, I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial, and hope that it inspires someone else out there who is as “space-challenged” as I happen to be. Have a great day, and I will be back with more DIY marble and copper Christmas ideas soon!
I’m also sharing this project over at Remodelaholic.