As a blogger that means I’m in full Christmas mode, and that’s to make sure you have all the ideas and recipes early to help YOU get ready for the holidays. If you remember from last year, I shared an Advent Christmas Tree that was perfect for our home and kids.
This year I’ve gone more neutral and decided to do a Black, White and Silver tree that was decorated with pictures and words that remind me of why I love the holidays so much. I had so much fun creating the tree, and although it may have caused some confusion for the kids (they kept asking if it was Halloween or Christmas – lol), it’s helped me get into the spirit of the holidays.
I decided to make them by cutting out some pennant shapes from some black cardstock and then adding some White vinyl letters (using the Captain Howdy font). I also rubbed some chalk along the sides and used a tissue to smear it around a bit to look a little chalk-ish.
I then punched holes in the top corners and strung it with some white tulle. I also bought a series of White Frames from Michael’s and used them as “large ornaments” and placed them all over the tree. I printed some of my FAVORITE pictures from 2014 and made them Black & White and added them to the frames. I thought it would be fun for it to be a little bit of a “Highlights from 2014” tree and these pictures helped accomplish that. I painted the sides and then cut out circles from scrapbook paper that were just slightly smaller than the fronts. With it being the start of the holidays, I wanted to make sure you knew about all the fun going on at Michaels…
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