This we had the first snow storm of the year.
It was all over the news with warnings about days of freezing snow and ice and frigid temperatures. And so I did what everyone else in the county did when faced with the prospect of spending extended amounts of time indoors due to inclement weather.
I went to the Dollar General and bought milk and bread.
Of course, I did. Wouldn’t you?
And after I shopped, I thought to myself.…
Why not oranges?
Or pop tarts?
I can’t explain it. And I’m not even sure why instinct drives us all to the dairy aisle. I just know I feel better knowing if it’s 10 degrees with snow covering the ground and I want a glass of milk….
And maybe a piece of toast to go with it. 🙂
So if you are snowed in like me and starting to decorate for the season….
….here are some 10 minute decorating ideas for Christmas.
1. Ceiling Tree Topper
Looking for a simple idea that makes you look like you should have your own HGTV show?
Instead of a traditional star on top of the tree….hang it from the ceiling.
I tied the star to a ribbon and used a super thick piece of white adhesive tape to attach the ribbon to the ceiling.
2. Simple Door Decoration
These are the skates I used on the pond when I was little and it iced and snowed.
I wore them long before I made trips to the Dollar General for bread and milk.
I simply tied the skates on an existing swag of greenery and topped it off with a bow.
3. Stacking under the tree
There’s always that awkward phase in the life of a Christmas tree.
You know….the part where you’ve only wrapped one or two gifts and they are waiting for the rest of their friends to arrive.
I always add a stool or basket or crate under the tree as a place-holder until Santa brings the rest of the presents.
4. Make a no-sew pillow
Cut a piece of burlap. Add iron-on fusible bonding to create a pocket for the pillow insert.
Using fabric glue, glue on pom poms in the shape of a Christmas tree and glue a spool for a trunk.
Finish the pillow by gluing a ribbon to the flap of the pocket.
5. Simple mantel display
Create a simple mantel display with a dollar store silhouette and numbered advent votives.
Light one every night until Christmas.
(total aside: about day 10 last year I went and got battery operated candles because I kept having to replace the tea lights. Just keeping it real.)
And here’s where I sat and stared outside at the falling snow.
And wished I had bought the pop-tarts instead of the bread and milk.
Did I say pop tarts out loud?
My healthy-eating self meant to say broccoli.
Of course I did. 🙂
And now I’m so excited to be joining some of my blogging friends to share their simple Christmas decorating ideas.