12 Days of Christmas: Trees With the Fur


Welcome to Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. I am really trying to finish decorating my mantel by this weekend and worked on a little project I have been wanting to do to share with y’all today. I bought a few styrofoam cones a while back and totally forgot what I meant to use them for but realized they were the perfect shape for Christmas trees. This was a super easy project and I hope y’all enjoy!


As I mentioned, I purchased a few foam pyramids and I really cannot remember their intended purpose.  I stumbled into them as I was attempting to reorganize my craft supplies and figured they would make excellent Christmas trees. I picked up a few yards of feather boas which are surprisingly pricey, find a coupon, and decided on making simple faux fur Christmas trees.


I gathered the rest of my supplies, mod podge and a foam brush, and got to work.


In the end, the mod podge only helped me get this started but I ended up using push pins to secure the feathers onto the shape. Either way, the strange scent of mod podge seems to soothe me.


Ta-da! It reminds me of those furry boots that I always secretly want to buy. Hence the title…applebottom jeans, boots with the fur, the whole club was looking at her…in case you did not catch that.


I bought some tiny glittery bows to use on my tree and thought I could spare two to use to top off the tree. I think it really gives them the sparkle they were lacking. I have to learn that sometimes simple is ok. But you can’t make me take off that bow now!


I set one up on a candlestick from the dollar store to add more height to my mantel. I am going to continue working on the mantel and make sure to share the updates with y’all here.

How are your Christmas decorations coming along?


12 Days of Christmas: DIY Holiday Terrarium


It’s Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas series and I would like to share my latest project with y’all. I made a little Christmas terrarium that only cost me $10 to complete! You may my inspiration post from last week featuring a similar terrarium surrounded by vintage deer. I am still searching for the deer but am happy with the results for now. This was such an easy project that I may just make a few more. Hope some of you can give it a try!


I gathered all my supplies: a glass apothecary jar I snagged up with a 50% off coupon at Michael’s, bottle brush trees and tiny figurines all from the dollar tree. Not pictured: a bag of sugar to act as snow.


I poured in enough sugar to make sure the trees and figurines could stand upright, so about a third of the way.


Next I simply placed the trees and the little snowman inside, pushing the bottoms into the sugar to give them some stability.


For now, this snowman has been travelling around my living room, looking for a permanent home. Once that is found, I’ll be sure to update you all. This was such an easy project, with instant gratification (my favorite). I hope some of you can give it a try.

Also, I’d like to apologize for not posting this on Friday. I was sick and didn’t do much but we should be back to our regular schedule this week!

What has you excited for the holidays?