Howdie folks, Day 2 has arrived. The Christmas decorating continues. Today I am here to show you a little something something I cooked up to hang in front of our French windows.
I couldn’t help it, I went for free, fun and funky again. I made star ornaments from twigs, branches and a little bark.
Want a closer look, then step up and come on in….
I think my twig stars look like a million bucks. Well maybe not a million but they sure do look good and they were totally free. All it took was a couple of hours of crafting fun. Let’s look at each one in a close up shall we.
They were all made by simply cutting twigs to size and attaching them in a star shape with yarn. If I get around to it, I’ll write the tutorial on how to make these soon. Not that you couldn’t figure it out yourself but I found some tricks along the way that I’d like to share. But for now let’s just relish in their good looks.
One set of stars didn’t make that line up I put together in the collage. And that are these little bark stars. Not twigs, but they still fit in nicely. I happened to find a log of berk tree in the woods on one of our walks and the bark came right of. It was so thin I could cut it with scissors. I can’t decide if I like the silvery front better or the woodsy back. Good thing I don’t have to choose because these little ones are always slightly twisting and turning in front of the window.
You might have spotted another non-twiggy-star project up there…
I made a twig candlestick, a woodland candle holder so to speak. I saw this one in a magazine and it looked mighty cute. The description said not much more than ‘tie sticks together to make a candle holder’, well it turned out a bit more complicated than that. But I figured it out, I’ll show you how to make your own twig candle stick later too.
I love my woodsy, natural, homemade Christmas decorations. I love how they hang inside, in front of my window and bring the outdoors in. I love that I made them myself. Somehow Christmas decorations that are homemade just always have that little something extra. Maybe it is the potential to become sentimental memories, much more than any store bought, – there-are-millions-just-like-that – ornaments ever could.
I also love that the natural colors of the wood, the rusticness (spell check tells me this is not a word, ah well) of the branches, and their earthly coloring goes so well with a little bling from Christmas balls and a touch of vintage from my haphazardly put together doily table cover.
Twigs and a bit of butcher’s twine, who would have thought…….
Sticks and candles, and Christmas ornaments, and doilies…
What a combination!
Yeah. I am loving it!
Hope you do too.
Don’t forget to go visit my friends and see what they have been up to for round 2, and see if you can hunt down that daily giveaway.
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