We like Christmas decorations and we especially like Christmas lights, so I am thinking all our Christmas spirit will stay around a little while longer. Plus, we didn't decorate until it was the week before Christmas, so it is only fitting they stay up in January! Right?
I went really simple with our tree decorating. Last year, we got a real tree, but this year we went back to using our cheap little fake one because we knew we would be out of town,. Though really, I do kinda like this fake one a whole lot. It is simple and we kept it simple. I just strung some twine through some wool felt ball, which the girls helped with, and made lot of garland and wrapped it around the tree a few times! No ornaments, just lights and wool felt ball garland. I think it looked pretty and was very kid friendly!
My favorite part was the tree stand, which I got the idea from the DIY Shauna and Stephen (aka somethings hiding in here) did for urban outfitters. I loved the striking simplicity of it, so when I spotted a tree stump at an antique shop a couple months ago, I bought it and saved it just for that purpose! Ben had to get a couple of things at the hardware store and "voila!" I had my tree stand.
We also have our elf stockings hanging. I wanted to make a couple to put in the shop, but never found the time! Maybe next year!
And inspired by Anthropologie's store displays of crocheted garland, I made my own and hung them. I am definitely using these next year too!
I had a few other ideas of things to make to decorate, but with Soul's first birthday, then Ben's birthday, Brave getting pneumonia and the rest of us getting sick, then traveling to Texas, there just wasn't enough time. Though next year, we will be celebrating Christmas here at home, so maybe that will give us more time then. We'll see, isn't a lack of time a problem for everyone though?!!
Please tell me I am not the only that still has Christmas evidence up in January and that you all still have decorations up too!