Monday, December 6, 2010

Time for Cheer

We picked out a tree on Friday and had it decorated right away. Good thing it goes in the corner because the back side of it is pretty bad. You could never tell from this side. I think that's why it was only $25. Fine with me.



The Rural Hall Library held their Cookie Exchange/Ornament making party November 30. I had a great time once again. Warm spiced cider, cookies, Christmas music and wonderful people really make it feel like the holidays.

I made these two Christmas card stars. I plan to make more if I can find my old card stash. They are super easy. Make yourself a star template or find one on the web. Cut out three using old Christmas cards. Give them all a slight bend down the center from top to bottom. Glue them all together and don't forget to attach some string with glue on top. I glued glitter to all the edges too.



Isn't this little reindeer cute! He is made out of an Okra stem. I didn't make him but I'm going to try it soon. Have some Okra laying around?



Warm yourself up with a beer sampler from your local brewery. No, I didn't drink all that. Our friend Kevin did though. Maybe just have one.

11 comments:

Dave said...

The tree looks good! Very creative idea with the Okra ornament!

Becca's Dirt said...

Pretty tree and who would have known the back was in bad shape. Not us. Okra - now that is creative. Your place is looking festive.

The Hafts Happenings said...

Love the tree!! I love Christmas

donna said...

I'm not very crafty, but I think maybe I could make those cute Christmas card stars. The glittered
edges are a nice touch.

My blogger friend, Julie, at A Succulent Life, grows okra. I'll have to tell her to come here and take a look at your okra stem reindeer.

Nice visiting you again.

donna

Southern Lady said...

Love your tree...and what a great deal. Remember that no one can see the back side. Carla

Joanne said...

I love those star ornaments! They have a nostalgic look to them, and the glitter gives a festive touch. Enjoy the season :)

tina said...

Your Christmas card ornaments are beautiful. I have been saving cards for a long time but did not know what to do with them. What an excellent idea. Love the tree. It looks super good!

Lori Skoog said...

Love the Christmas card stars. I'm going to have to try that.

Verde Farm said...

Such a cute tree :)

threedogsinagarden said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Your tree looks great! You would never know it was only $25.

joey said...

I see you are in a grand holiday spirit, Michelle! Merry Christmas :)