I like the snow, the cold, the lights and the decorations, I like the smell of firs and the spicy scent of festive cookies. And one of the things I like most is to have a sparkling and cheerful Christmas tree at home.
And, as you can imagine, as soon as I felt surrounded by the Swedish enthusiasm for the upcoming season, I dragged my boyfriend to buy a big Christmas tree for our living room. Only, in the elation of the moment I didn't think about the actual height of our ceiling, that turned out to be much shorter than the tree itself.
The only solution was to cut out the top of the tree, but then another question occurred to me. How can you properly decorate a fir when all of your usual Christmas ornaments were left in Venice, more than a thousand kilometers away from you?
After discarding the idea of spending a fortune in glass bubbles and garlands, I came to the conclusion that the best option was probably to go for simple handmade ornaments, the kind that can be easily and quickly made out of some white clay.
Long story short, the whole Christmas-tree-crisis was solved with a lot of fun and very little effort!
(and some cute&cheap additions from a second hand shop) ; )
First, I cut out some simple snowflakes, with a tiny hole on top.
gold dipped antlers theme, and they turned out nice as Christmas tree ornaments as well! : )
I miss this guy so much now that I am back in Italy (and of course I asked the neighbours to take care of him while we're away).
Hope you enjoyed the making of, and wish you all a lovely Sunday! : )