I’ve shared my love of Christmas and particularly decorating my home for the holiday before, but it bears repeating. There is something so magical about winding down the year, getting to spend extra time with all your loved ones and generally just celebrating love and my religion.
This plus I’m just a massive magpie and struggle to say no to anything that sparkles! I’ve shared what our Christmas decor used to look like in our previous house, both in 2016 and 2015. The following two years didn’t look very different since I we just used the same things time and again. I’m very sad that I don’t have a record of last year though, as it was our first year celebrating in our new home. So this year I had to make up for it!
I haven’t purchased much decor this year. Last year I invested in a few decor pieces that we’ll hopefully be able to use for the foreseeable future. So this year I just added a few accents from Mr Price Home to the colourful tree.
I know that you might not be able to celebrate this holiday with everyone you usually would, but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be special and treated as such. I hope you all have a very merry and safe Christmas with your loved ones – whether over Zoom or in person.
I must admit that it feels like Christmas crept up on us this year, and despite the fact that our tree has been up since the end of November (enthusiastic much!) I hadn’t really spread the cheer to anywhere else until recently.
In the first post of my Christmas series-thingy, I’ll be showing you how I made these pinecone decorations. It is so easy, I probably shouldn’t even call it a tutorial, but that is my forte! I’ll show you how I did it just incase you were wondering!
Considering how quick and easy it was, I am really impressed by how good it looks. It also happened to be the perfect addition to my all gold Christmas tree.
Instead of using hot glue, which I just find terribly unreliable as the one minute it sits and the next you might as well have never used it, I decided to use a thread and needle. All the pinecones I found still had a piece of wood protruding from the top which attached it to the tree, so I decided to use that to fix my ribbon to.
I cut 30 cm of ribbon for each pinecone and sealed the ends with a candle. Then I folded each piece in half, and tied it to make the top loop about 5 cm long. After that I made bows over the original knot making sure to twist and turn the ribbon for perfect bows. The final step was to tie the ribbon to the pinecones with a thread and needle. I simply wrapped my thread around the aforementioned stick at the top and then threaded it through the ribbon.