Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas DIY Decorations

I have been having a bit of fun lately with my Christmas decorations. With my daughter a bit more aware this year I wanted to do a little bit extra and make the house a little more bright and sparkly for her. I have seen so many ideas on Pinterest lately, the blogging world is going crazy with their trees and decorations so I thought I would join in. We put out tree up a few weeks ago now but I have to say it's not pretty. We have had to keep some decorations away from the bottom of the tree because we have a little creature that likes to try and pull them off. I feel like all I have been saying to her lately is No and let me tell you, it's not fun for either of us. So because of this I wont be sharing my barely decorated boring tree with you all. But I did DIY a little tree out of my left over baubles.

Super simple Christmas tree for those of you that don't want to put up a tree or are looking for something the kids can't get a hold of, why not give this a try.
I sourced my fabulously rustic stick from my cheap that it was free! Stole some fishing line from my husbands rarely used tackle box, don't think he's going to miss it. And then used some of my little left over baubles. I wanted to add a little bit of colour to this tree but all my decorations were only gold and silver. I dug out my red paint and painted two of the baubles so I could add a touch of colour. Not the best painting job but if you don't look too closely you won't even notice.
Once I had all of my bits and pieces together I cut 9 lengths of the fishing line all the same length. I then tied one end of each of the pieces around the stick around 1.5cms apart. Make sure you double knot your fishing line so it doesn't fall off once you hang your baubles.
Once that was done, I started hanging my baubles. I worked from the outside in, the outside baubles hang the longest so best to start there. I hung them both at the very bottom of the fishing line. I then worked my way in hanging the baubles slightly higher each time. Once I was happy with the lengths I cut the extra line. I think tied some extra line to the top to help hang it up and that's it, a hanging bauble Christmas tree.
If you want to add a little bit extra colour and Christmas spirit add some tinsel to the stick. And there you go, super easy super cheap Christmas tree decoration.
I'm working on a few other decorations for my place but nothing too exciting or difficult, I'll be sure to share them with you soon.


(Photos: Styled to Profit)

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