Tabletop Christmas Tree using free clippings
Hello friends, I’ve been feeling sad these past couple of days because of all the sorrow that is going on all around the world, not wanting to create or decorate because “what’s the point?”
Feeling like what I’m doing is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. But I was reminded that even though there’s so much darkness and palpable evil going on all around us, we must continue to shine and love and laugh. Not because we want to turn a blind eye to reality but because we can’t allow darkness to take away our joy and silence our message of PEACE and LOVE.
I shared this very message on my Instagram yesterday and one particular response moved me ” It’s good to see something else than our terrible French new world. It’s so dull here. Watching you preparing those Xmas decorations give us light. Thank you.” Agnes from France
Friends, if each one of us is able to put a smile or inspire one person and make them forget for just one minute about all the ugly out there, then we’re being that light and isn’t that what we are called to do?
So today I wanted to share a fun little craft with you…
I love this particular Christmas craft because it’s almost free. If you have access to a nearby forest you can find plenty of fresh greens or visit your local Christmas tree farm where they usually discard of some of the branches when shaping the Christmas trees.
You will need:
Fresh green clippings
Floral dry foam cone or Floral dry foam brick
Small vessel or container
I used a floral foam brick but you can find a pre-shaped cone at your local Michael’s.
1. Soak foam in water until it no longer floats.
2. Insert into a small vessel.
3. Use a knife and cut off pieces of foam to form a triangular shape.
4. Cut several sprigs of fresh green clippings in various sizes.
5. Start at the top and work your way down.
Fill in any gaps and place the entire thing in decorative pot. And there you go!
I have been having too much fun with GIFs lately, so don’t be surprised to see more of them in future posts. Mostly because it took me along time to figure out how to make them so you better believe that I’ll have to share them…ha. But now that I know how to make them, it’s not complicated at all.
We’ve been having such beautiful weather lately and I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful sunlight…:)
I’m happy with the way our Christmas decor is evolving this year because it really feels like me.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I appreciate you..xo