Like most people, December is a month for putting up decorations for us. This is our second year with our new artificial tree, and our second time attempting to decorate it.
I started at the bottom by giving the ugly stand an inexpensive new look.
All I used is some burlap to wrap the stand, then used plastic bags to puff it out, and wrapped it with a simple bow.
Last year, my Mom finally handed down the ceramic ornaments from my childhood. They were made and hand painted by my Mom and my Gran. I included them with new silver and blue ornaments, and it works fairly well.
These ornaments are at least 30 years old. I can't believe that they are still intact.
Last year we decorated our tree vertically.
This year, the hubby asked if we could decorate it horizontally.
I was disgruntled and left off the ribbon completely; it was far too bare, so today I put it back on.
Now, I don't often admit this, but hubby was right!
Of course, if he asks me, I will flat out lie about saying he was right... (hehehe).
The tree looks great with the ribbon going around it.
I topped it all off with a hand-made bow at the top.
I hope your Christmas decorating is further along than ours!!