I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~ Harlan Miller
I know we're coming up fast on Easter, and it may seem peculiar to be discussing Christmas, but I think everyone could use some holiday spirit at the moment. In the news, there were a couple stories about people putting their Christmas lights back out in an effort to bring cheer to their neighborhoods. I had a similar idea, which involved redecorating the Christmas tree for spring.
Pictured here is our secondary Christmas tree, which remains up in the hallway all year. (The "official" tree in our living room was taken down at a reasonable time, er... February.)
If you'd like to try a similar project, here are the details...
milk weed pods
small floral chain/garland
maple branch cuttings
lace scraps for tree skirt
natural decorative elements (i.e. bird house)
The dried florals have been saved from birthday, Christmas, anniversary, and Valentine's bouquets, so between me and Mom, we've amassed quite a collection. (We're terribly sentimental, I know.) The maple branch twigs are from our backyard. I love the dimension that they add... a trick I learned studying the Christmas trees at the Paine Art Center. Twine is sold at the hardware store, which is an essential business and remains open! Faux florals can be ordered from a craft store online. So as you can see, this project is still very doable, despite our limited access to things right now.
What have you been doing to stay positive lately? I'd love to hear in the comments!
Thank you for stopping by,