I can't say they are decorated yet.. but that will come this weekend. The other night, I made the tree skirt.
After finding tons of ideas on Pinterest, I decided to combine a couple ideas for my own creation.
The first idea I saw was this one:
The next idea came from Marian over at Miss Mustard Seed. A blog I simply adore! She occasionally writes for HGTV.com as well with tutorials.
So those were my inspiration images.
This was my take:
Once the stencil was semi transferred on, I took acrylic artist paint and went over the letters.
Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself!!
This past weekend I went and chopped down my trees. For the last few years I've been going out to a place called Brewers. It's a tradition that started one year with good friends, Frank and Hannah and their kids.. and I've upheld it since. This year I took my friends girls with me and they LOVED it.
Here I am chopping down the tree for the living room while the oldest holds it steady. I usually get a Leyland Cypress... Never heard of it? Yea me neither until I moved to the South! It doesn't shed like most pine trees and is incredibly long lasting! It's a hybrid of a Monterey Cypress and Alaskan Cedar. It's beautiful! Not a bare spot to be seen, perfect tree shape. Divine.
Here I am dragging the trees with my helper to the check out and netting area. Unfortunately it was about this time that my camera battery decided to die.. So I didn't get very many pictures after this point. Thankfully we ran into Frank and Hannah getting their tree! So Hannah took some pictures and I used her camera a bit. I'll have to get the other pictures from her.
Things are starting to look Christmasy around my place! What about yours?