Posts Tagged ‘Decor’

All That Shimmers

…Is not always gold.

I love how whimsical glitter and sequins are but other metallic elements can be very lackluster. If you don’t know what I mean, think the red/gold/green wrappers that are around the poinsettia pots this time of year. BOR-ING!

I picked up the cutest rosemary tree at Home Depot to serve as our secondary Christmas tree (for the kitchen). It’s so quaint and perfect, except for the cheap wrapper around the pot. I was looking for something to go with our rustic, charming Christmas theme –more of that to come– but this screamed “plain-jane is trying too hard.”

Hmm… What to do? What to do? Luckily, I have some TONS of burlap left over from the wedding, so within moments I was chopping off a square from one of the table cloths. I layered that with a cheap ikea saucer to catch any water and then tied it all together with some elastic cording. It was only a matter of 4 minutes before my tree went from dull to darling.

Much better. This little baby will need to wait a few more days before it’s decorated with tiny wood ornaments and homemade garland; I simply cannot wait! Then again, come Black Friday, our real Christmas tree will be up and that will be even more fun to decorate.

‘Tis the season!


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