Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour 2014. I think I am finally ready. All the boys are home, the house is decorated, the gifts are wrapped and the cookies are baked. This year we are going to be doing things a little differently. We are heading to Italy after Santa has made his visit.
When I was growing up, my mom would put a village under the Christmas Tree every year. I would lay under the tree and wish that I could live in that little village. The village had ice skaters on the pond, carolers singing and children sled riding. It was just magical.
When I got married I wanted to start that same tradition in our home. My husband bought me my first village piece on our 2nd Christmas together as a married couple and has added many pieces since then. For the past two years, he has been doing the village for me with our youngest. He has added the Lionel Train that his dad got for him and his brothers for Christmas when they were little. I hope these are memories my children will share with their future children.
Welcome to our Christmas in the City!
Hope you have enjoyed the visit to our City!
I love this time of year. The weather is finally turning cold and I love getting ready for the Holidays. I enjoy everything about it. Although, I think my favorite part is decorating the house and I have had this project on my mind since last year…
While I was out shopping with some friends, I saw a Driftwood Christmas Tree but it was $65.00. I knew I could make my own version of it for a lot less. Since then I have seen them in the Restoration Hardware Catalog ($79.00-$179.00) and The Home Decorators Collection Catalog ($63.00). So here is my version of the Driftwood Christmas Tree.
My Supply List Includes:
Cardboard Cone Shape (I got mine from Michaels)
Hot glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Artificial Spray Snow
It was pretty much the same process as the Driftwood Wreath which you can find here. Some of the trees I saw, the driftwood was placed horizontally around the tree. For my first tree, I thought placing the driftwood vertically would be easier. So I found similair size pieces and glued them around the base like this…
I continued adding pieces all the way around the base overlapping them as I moved up the tree. I had to break some of the driftwood into smaller pieces just to get the right size. It’s very easy to do and I like how each tree has it’s own character. This is what the tree looked like before I added the spray snow.
This is a picture of it with the spray snow. I am not sure which one I like the best… with or with out the snow?
This was such an easy and inexpensive project that anyone can do.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Driftwood Project.
Until Next Time,