It just so happened, that I have a whole bag of cut up jeans! Why you ask? I'd rather you didn't. I don't remember, but it was for something good I'm sure of it! (totally in denial about any fabric hoarding obsessions going on here!) I used some to make a few little trees of my own.
I swiped a few of the thirty three million little girl necklaces my two year old has, and hot glued them on for my bling.
Go check out that tutorial and make yourself one!
So wanna see my tree? First off, its not a "put together, everything matches, designer" type tree. Its a hodge podge, messy sort of tree with lots of good memories attached. Every year we get each other a new ornament. My mister usually gets a bird too. I love them perched here and there in the branches.
Some were given to us, or hand made by other people.
Some have so much sentimental value, like this little sock monkey. My mister was deployed one year during Christmas time, and had hid it before he left for me to find on Christmas. It sat out on my desk for months and smiled at me, reminding me to keep my chin up when I certainly didn't feel like it.
I always put just regular old candy canes on it too...something so classically Christmas about them.
So, here is my tree, all put together in time for Christmas.
Its ginormous is it not? It's ten feet tall and about 6 feet wide. The wide part is the problem. My house has a nice high roof, only a little square footage. In my little house, this thing takes up half the dining room and half the living room. But hey, at least its festive looking! What does it matter if you practically have to walk sideways to get around and pine needles fall into your dinner plate?!
I believe I'll take the rest of the week off to just enjoy Christmas with my kiddos. I think I hear some Christmas baking calling my name! (does making hot chocolate in the microwave count as baking? let's not get too carried away here!)
I hope you will take some time in all the merry making to think about the greatest Gift that was given to all of us, Jesus Christ. Let's not forget why we are celebrating in the first place!
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.