With school and life getting in the way I didn't get to go as crazy as I had planned. But I did manage to make a new tree skirt and some garland for the mantle. They are made out of felt and required no sewing (ok the garland does require a straight line) and were super easy to make. My goal was to make something colorful, with texture and a little nutty, like me!
I will warn you though, my fingers hurt for DAYS after cutting out all those felt circles- I might even have a pinched nerve in my pointer finger where the scissors hit.
It kinda reminds me of something out of Whoville and I love it.
But take one lesson from me...don't just 'guess' the measurement of the tree stand like I did. Get your lazy butt to the basement and actually measure the tree stand. Otherwise you have to wrap left over felt around a stand that doesn't fit- oops!
But, with all the wrapped boxes I have under the tree you can't even see the extra blue felt and my big oops mistake.
I had so many felt scraps when I was done cutting out all the circles and I couldn't just throw them away. So I cut all different shape rectangles and stitched them together to make this felt garland for the mantle.
After I got all the pieces cut, it maybe took me 20 min to get it all stitched together and hung. So easy!
Just waiting for Santa now!
The left over ornaments from my wreath project found a new home under this glass dome
A mini tree on the side table with a ribbon bow topper in the same colors as the tree skirt and garland. I also have my wish ball there (as seen in my stocking gift guide) and hanging on the door knob is my DIY balsam filled sachet that smells so delish!
I really should make some new stockings that are colorful and bright to go along with the skirt and garland. Just add one more thing to my to-do list this holiday season, right?