So, you know how sometimes a project just comes together easily and everything works out just as planned?
Yeah, well, that is definitely not this project.
I started out thinking I would do a quick Christmas vignette by our front door. After all it is Thanksgiving this week, so I think I can officially get away with Christmas posts :)
After I put the kids to bed I ventured out into the woods to cut a few branches from a pine tree. That’s when things started to go wrong…
I realized that it was hunting season and I was thrashing around the woods at dusk…in a brown coat…and brown hat…thankfully I escaped without any sounds of buckshot (if you are thinking I’m nuts, I should take this moment to explain we live way out in the boonies and we are awoken every morning by the sound of gunshots during hunting season.)
Once I got the branches inside I found there was a lovely family of spiders living in the branches, eeeeewwww. I tried to kill as many as I could, but I’m sure there are some lurking about…who know’s maybe one will go all Charlotte’s web on me and I’ll have a message in the morning…
See my cute little North Pole sign? Not my best work – apparently the cursed nightmare lovely branches I chose – I happen to be allergic to. My hands broke out in big red hives, which made painting a bit difficult! (Are you laughing yet? The Mr. sure was!)
After all the pine branch drama I finally got things going. Remember my stripey vintage suitcase?
I painted it white (don’t worry I’m sure it will be stripey again someday.)
I had this idea in my head of packing up your Christmas tree in your suitcase to take it to the North Pole. (Insert the ever helpful hubby pointing out they probably have Christmas trees in the North Pole? Like if anywhere was going to have Chrismas trees it would be the North Pole? Ok duh, it made sense at the time!)
I added some greenery and snowflakes to my candle holder to make it more festive. The snowflakes cast really fun shadows on the wall.
Well, there you have it, I survived my first Christmas project – let’s hope the rest will be less painful :)