Follow five Ottawa bloggers as we set our tables, deck our halls & try to survive the holiday season with style & cheer. Grab your eggnog and toast to the season with us every Monday until Dec 23rd. Happy Holidays!
For those of you who read last Monday’s post on our Dinosaur holiday decor, you will already be aware that Christmas involves a little kitsch at our house. With two children haring around, our decorations can’t be too precious. The boys aren’t too fond of my matchy-matchy ways, either, so our tree is a bit of a hodge-podge, and I’ve grown to appreciate it that way.
In that spirit, I present to you three of my favourite tree ornament staples. Most, I cannot claim to have made myself; they have been accrued from miscellaneous sources over the years. But if you’re crafty, you might have a little fun re-creating them, or variations on these three must-haves… that is, if your holiday can stand a little bric-à-brac.
The classic clothespin ornament:
This, the most basic of craft supplies, is a chameleon for the Christmas crowd. Ready to take on whatever role your imagination can conjure up, it’s cheeky appearance will surely bring a smile to your face, winking from the tree. Here, the bagpiper and lumberjack options are shown:
The unexpected walnut:
Walnuts aren’t just for cracking anymore. Add a bead or a hazelnut for a head, and you’re well on your way to a darling adornment for your evergreen. A penguin and angel are shown here, but the sky’s the limit:
Faux flowers for your Fraser Fir:
Being completely outnumbered by boys in our house, these sweet little things always seem to end up at the back, facing the wall, poor dears. Scoop up a few silk flowers from Michael’s and turn “fake” into fabulous. The pinker the better, in my opinion.
However you trim your tree this season, have a laugh and enjoy!
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