Scary title I know. Even scarier that I don't work for Martha Stewart and I am dreaming of my 2014 Christmas tree. I think they begin Christmas decorating on January 1st. It isn't odd at all for me to be in the Christmas spirit in June or July. My friend and ex-coworker Jennifer used to just roll her eyes at me when I would waltz into work singing Jingle Bells in June. My tree decor has been on my mind since I took down my last tree I must admit. My 2013 tree housed a blue million beaded snowflakes that I made last year that were beautiful! The snowflakes were a breeze to make. I think I started them in October and had about fifty by Christmas. Since we've been in our home I have decorated the main tree (yes there are several) with something different each year. It keeps me busy.
This year I am thinking handmade flowers. There is an art to it you know, at least some of the ones I have seen are arty. I have found several tutorials in the video and diy blog sense. I even have a couple of books rented from the library. The thing is is that I don't want to go out and buy a bunch of supplies to do this. Last year I already had all of the beads and wire and didn't spend a dime although I guess I did at some point or other because I acquired them somehow. On the other hand, tissue paper, crepe paper and a little florist tape can't be that bad. So this is what I am thinking about... me... on the front porch church pew, with my feet up and frosty beverage on a hot July day, making paper flowers for my Christmas tree. Sounds dreamy. Here's a few spots of inspiration. Surely these flowery folks won't get mad at the share. You can click the pics to visit their sites. This is gonna be fun!
A book I have from the library.
A lovely blog I have found! I can see these tissue paper lights in pastels for my tree.