This year in keeping the decor simple I only pulled a few things out of storage to decorate with. Well, I really only pulled one and the wrapping paper. This pillow I made two years ago. I really quite like how it turned out. Simple patch work around the border and applique words in the middle; made into a pocket pillow.
This Nativity was made just this year (I know, I have 3-4 nativity sets in storage, but I didn’t want to dig them out). My Step-Dad is building an office in his garage and had a wheelbarrow full of scrap wood. Oh, the possibilities I could do with that “trash’. The only thing I could think to put on these was Christmas, because it’s the season. I first sanded the corners and edges to be more rounded. I then painted the wood an off white. I was going to cut the family out of vinyl, but I didn’t have enough and I’m to cheep to go buy some, so I used black paper and cut it out on the cricut using one of their Christmas cartridges. I had to play with the sizing just a bit to get them to fit just right on the wood. I love adding in that star, it makes the difference in the final product. I then covered the top of the wood with modge podge, placed the paper pieces on and coated it again with modge podge. I had to work out a few wrinkles; and if you look close, Mary still has some wrinkles I didn’t quite get worked out; but from afar you can’t see the mistakes.
We then have our tree, and our present table and that’s all our Christmas decor this year. I look forward to a bigger house with a mantel or something to decorate every month for the holidays.
Oh, and my Sister-in-law made me this wreath that I LOVE! It’s staying on the door all year round.