10 days to Christmas! Hurrah! But have you noticed the amount of christmas decor seen on the streets dwindle every year? Well, it’s my favorite holiday and I vowed to decorate our house even if we were the only lighted one in our block.
I wanted a personalized twig Christmas Tree so I carried this old branch from an abandoned lot at our neighborhood. And no, this is not an admission to trespassing (or worse, theft). :p It’s a fallen branch of a mango tree, by the way; and the only viable candidate I could find. It’s tall enough to graze our ceiling and thin enough to fit small corners.
It looked pretty enough by itself and I didn’t want to drown it in baubles so decorating it was pretty quick and simple. The only tricky part was tracing the tree’s outline with rice lights. I held the wire against the branch and wrapped it with tape in strategic sections as neatly as possible.
To have a frosty looking tree I stuck to whites and silvers only. We hung balls, mini christmas trees, and (fake) poinsettias in that color scheme.
Also, I put bells on the door, poinsettias on the bar, a string of lights on the shelves, and a santa on a small nook. All this takes about five minutes to do but quite enough to add a touch of christmas in every corner of your home.
Lastly, and for good measure, we outlined the house’s exterior with lights. We didn’t want anything that leaves a permanent mark on the walls so believe it or not, we only used tape and it stuck relatively well.
A couple hours and lots and lots of tape later et voila! We’re lighted up!
Have a Merry Christmas all! 🙂