I'm a Little Slow

Here are a few pictures from our nature inspired tree.
I took these a few weeks ago, but never got the time to post them.  Since then I've added some more ornaments that a friend gave to me. A picture of a tree in the day time is always a bit disappointing.  In person, I really liked the tree.

I enjoyed hanging these large wreaths. I used thin craft wire to hold them together after forming them from the wild grape vines that grow on our property.

I shaped the little nests out of the same grape vines and wire vine from the summer garden.  I already had the clay eggs that I made a few years ago.

I have more wood burning projects in mind!

The bird houses were heavy so were nestled inside the branches.

We've had this artificial tree for I'd guess 24 years and it's getting thin!  Maybe sometime I'll get a new one, but it seems like it can always be used another year. I don't have a close up picture, but the pine cone garland that I sprayed flocking on was super simple to make.  Just twine around the pine cones. The pine cones were foraged fresh from outside so they were still sticky from sap.  I think I will try to save these in a bag to use somewhere next year too.  The flocking will flake off, but I think it will be okay. I hung some in a window too.

You can see a closer picture of the twig stars here on Instagram.  

The tree topper was just twigs that I flocked.  It worked well and back out to the woods it will go when I take it down.

I hope your new year is off to a great start! 

So perfect that Christmas comes and then the New Year.  Fresh beginnings should always be tied to the Christ Child.  The new baby that offers us a fresh beginning every day, not just in the new year.

His mercies are renewed each morning. 
from Lamentations 3:23


  1. Your tree looks beautiful any time of day. Such craftiness in your ornaments.

  2. I like your nature-themed tree and handcrafted ornaments. Happy New Year, Jill.

  3. I love it! I'd love to do an extra tree with just my rustic little ornaments and such but space is scarce here. Your topper is so darn cute!

    Happy New Year!



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