the christmas twig “tree”

19th December 2012

We haven’t done a Christmas tree this year (I know – grinchy!), so I had to come up with a different idea for some sweet ornaments that I had ready to hang somewhere. The alternative? A twig “tree” in a vase. I was originally going to just grab some twigs from one of our trees outside, but then I came across these faux pussy willow stems at the dollar store. I thought they might turn out to be rather pretty, so I shelled out 3 bones and grabbed a couple.

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First up was to place the stems in a tall vase (sorry for the crappy light time lighting – it gets dark too early these days!).

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Then you just hang your ornaments. This two-step “project” reeeeally doesn’t require much!

I didn’t pull out all of our ornaments (they are stashed away in a tupperware bin in the garage), but these few crafty ones are totally quaint.pussy willow 4

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Just a little splash of christmas for our pad. It’s feeling downright festive now with the decorations we’ve added (without pulling out our huge tupperware) – mason jar snow globes, a rustic chic wreath, and other recycled decorations from years past. It’s a Christmas miracle! Ha.

Doing any last minute decorating at your place? Done all of your holiday prep? Still have anyone left to buy/make a gift for? We just mailed out our Christmas cards (hopefully they make it in time!) and have all the gifts ready. Still some wrapping to do, but we’re getting there! 

  • jackie jade

    cute tree! i would love to get similar branches to keep out year round – looks like i need to make a trip to the dollar store!
    — jackiejade.blogspot.com

  • Julia at Home on 129 Acres

    We decided not to do a tree either. After all of the renovating, it seems like just another chore. I love your twig tree and craft ornaments. The burlap bird with the pinecone wing is my favourite.

    • gemma

      Glad I’m not the only one! That bird is my favourite, too :) Happy Holidays Julia!

      xo,
      gem

  • Crystal @ 29 Rue House

    Hi! I keep ending up on your blog and wondering why I don’t follow you more closely! I liked you on Facebook so hopefully it will solve that problem. Love your cute tree!
    Crystal :)

    • gemma

      Hahah perfect! Thanks Crystal :)

      xo,
      gem