So imagine my surprise when I find myself starting to think about what I want to bake for Christmas Eve dinner at my grandfather's house. Or how I want to decorate the mantel (because we have a house now!). Maybe it's a combination of our first Christmas married, and our first Christmas in our new house & my not working in retail anymore. I even find myself thinking about Christmas decorating and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! Yikes! I used to hate when people would do that before Thanksgiving and now I'm one of them! haha.
So in the spirit of preparing & getting excited for the holidays this year, I thought it'd be fun to dream a little about what a homemade Christmas would look like in our new home this year.
This year I want to focus on making some Garlands...
lots of Ornaments...
(both made by my husband and I if we can organize an afternoon to do some crafting :) and I'm sure the kids I babysit would love to make some ornaments with me)
|Can you believe these are crocheted?|
Where do I find a pattern to do this. These make awesome Christmas gifts, too.
|Ornaments made from origami.|
Now I have another reason to hang out with my dad.
|I don't know how I could replicate these, but I just|
LOVE the colors! If I went with tradition ornaments, this is what I'd get.
|This would go well with that silver tree skirt (below).|
|My favorite, traditional & simple wreath.|
(I've been wanting to knit our own but with all the gifts I still have to make, I doubt I'll have enough time to get them completed for this Christmas. Maybe next year)
and since both my husband and I are really excited to have a real Christmas tree, we'll need a tree skirt of course!
|This tradition red & white skirt is what I had envisioned.|
|I didn't even think about knitting or crocheting one.|
|This one would be very sophisticated|
for those holiday parties.