Trim the Tree Blog Hop
Boy have I got a treat for you today my friends! Not only will I be sharing another handmade Christmas craft, but at the end of this post you’ll find a ton more inspiration as my bloggy friends share their own Trim the Tree crafts as well!!! From Ornaments to Tree Skirts, you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree!
The first signs of Christmas have made their way into the Mercer house this week thanks to one very excited little boy! Though this will be Carson’s third Christmas, at 2 1/2 years old, it’s been the first one that he is really getting excited about. We’ve dug out our Christmas books and movies and learning about the magic of the season is all he wants to do now! He’s constantly chatting about Santa and his reindeer and asks me every morning when he wakes up if it’s Christmas yet! If he’s this excited about Christmas books and movies, I can’t wait to see his face when he sees the tree, Christmas lights, Santa Claus and of course, the gifts! How could you not just LOVE this time of year when you get to experience it through a child’s eyes again! It’s all SO special!
This morning, after watching Polar Express for the third time in two days (I promise we don’t usually spend our entire lives in front of the TV!!!),
we I decided to pull out our “little” tree to set up in our front entry way. *Note* After A LOT of convincing, Carson and I have decided to save the big tree to put up this weekend when we can decorate it with Daddy!
As I mentioned when I shared my DIY Clay Ornaments, the plan is to fill this little tree with all things handmade! And, I’ve decided to lay the foundations with this Rustic Christmas Tree Garland:
This was one of those projects that evolved into something entirely different as I started working. You see, the plan was to make a pom pom garland (another project I couldn’t resist making and will be sharing with y’all soon!), but as I was wrapping my yarn to make pom poms, I realized that I really liked the little bows I was making in the process! They were just too cute not to keep…
I started with some plain old yarn.
I wound the yarn around two fingers (see photo below) until it looked like it would make a full enough bow (this turned out to be about 8 times). Then I wrapped a small piece of yarn around the center to create a tie in the middle.
This is the step that you would start to turn the bows into pom poms by cutting the strings at either end, but these bows were quickly working their way into my crafty heart, so I thought I’d try something a little different.
With a large needle, I strung these little yarn bows onto this thin twine to create my garland.
Now, don’t miss these other crafty DIY’s that are sure to inspire you to trim your tree with all things handmade too!!!
6. Tree Skirt for under $20
9. Joy Ornament
Thank you SO much for popping by! Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!!!