It is officially time for the Christmas decorating to commence!
My first Christmas tree of the season...pink! can you see the ribbon candy ornaments? In an earlier post, I showed some ribbon candy ornaments made out of striped grograine ribbon...I made these out of 2 different colored ribbons, one spool of white and one spool of pink. I cut their lengths and folded them at the same time so one side is pink and the other is white. Then I ran the doubled thread through the center with a small crystal on the bottom, tied it off w/a small round crystal bead at the top and hung a filigreed ornament hanger from the thread...and viola, done. I've tweaked the tree since this pic was taken, I put 3 pink ostrich feathers in the top and some tiny floral crystaline picks in the branches...adorable, I think...and of course, I just HAD to put my faux goodies with it. Today I prepared about 17-20 floral picks from a bunch of cream roses and pink poinsettias that I got for super cheap at a thrift store...I plan to use them on the staircase bannister's garland. I usually put shatterproof balls, but think I'm going a different route this year. I post pics when I get it done.