This post was written in collaboration with Puleo, International, Inc.
Just when I thought I couldn’t adore you anymore.
You went and inspired me again.
So when Puleo, a maker of great Christmas trees and garlands and wreaths sold to stores here and internationally, asked me to decorate one of their trees and photograph to be used in social media promotion–I knew that I knew that I knew….
….I was totally going vintage and handmade.
Here’s just a few of the ornaments from the tree.
My sister made the wood block photo ornament for me years ago when the twins were little. I clipped vintage bingo cards to the tree along with vintage numbers and letters from long ago Christmas projects.
I bought the chalkboard ornaments and scrapbook paper ornaments a while ago, but they are easy to make yourself.
Here’s the DIY for the spring snowflake and my sister just made the yarn and snowflake garland this year.
Here’s the finished tree.
It found its home in the living room in front of the chalkboard.
The twins helped me decorated it and work on the chalkboard decorating. There are wood snowflakes tucked into the days of the week and the occasional chalk snowflake drawn by an elf.
This book paper garland is so easy to make.
You can find the DIY tutorial here.
The vintage Noel garland was purchased years ago and the DIY for the joyful birds that clip on the branches can be found here.
The star at the top of the tree?
It’s made from my father’s old maps and was a gift from my sister for Christmas last year.
You can read the story here.
The tree has a tree skirt, but I also added a vintage tool box in front of it for a little more texture.
It’s the perfect place to stack packages.
And handmade ornaments like this one that my other sister made this Christmas.
My cup is overflowing and I’m so grateful for so many things.
I’m grateful for incredible companies like Puleo who provide me with a beautiful tree that sparkle and shines, brimming over with branches of evergreens that look so real you’d think you could smell Christmas in the air.
I’m grateful for all of you for reading and inspiring and creating and believing and making this world a better place.
But most of all?
I’m grateful for healthy elves and hand-drawn snowflakes and handmade ornaments and sweet smiles and hot chocolate moustaches.
And wonderful, incredible, amazing Christmas miracles. 🙂
disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Puleo.
All opinions on trees and elves and handmade ornaments are completely my own.
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