|Our Christmas twigs looking a bit forlorn and presentless.|
It has been a full on week here, blogging got put on the back burner, but I am back into it now!
I am joining in with My Place and Yours over at the lovely Punky and Me for the first time today, I saw the theme was Christmas and thought I might as well jump on the band wagon!
We did the tree yesterday, I use the term 'tree' loosely, as it is kind of a sticky, leafless version of a tree. We are going for an airy, eclectic, whimsical Dr Seuss-y feel at our place this year, and this is how it turned out. You may laugh.
It is surprisingly tricky to find suitable twiggy branches that have enough little stubby bits to hang our assortment of children-made, me-made and trashy decorations. Very tricky indeed. I thought it would be easy as we live in a kind of bushy place, but gum trees don't make very good stubby branches, too smooth and not branchy enough, and the scrubby undergrowth doesn't yield much in the way of sticks at all.
So our stick collecting was a bit of a fail, I had to resort to the pruned bits of our flowering cherry tree and cut off all the dead leafy bits. But they do work well I think.
We were going to spray paint the sticks, but my son's spray paint stash was down to gold only and it wasn't a very nice shade (looks more like vomit green to me), so we have gone with the naturale colour scheme.
Had to wedge the star off to the side rather than the top, as this was the only bit of suitable Stick Intersection.
Looks good at night though.
Definitely lots of airy bits!......
.....and I think once I do some Christmas shopping and get a few pressies under it, it will look like the super freak tree that it is!! It will...I just know it.... I promise.....yes it will....I'm sure....
Oh well, the boys think it looks pretty interesting (it got the high praise of 'cool'), so that is the whole point of decorating the Christmas tree anyway, isn't it?
Hope your festive preparations are going well too!