Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

A passion of mine is beautiful inexpensive decorations for holidays. Usually involving paper... lol... Here is the 7 ft tree I made out of card stock two Halloweens ago. Here are the beautiful 'floating' stars that hung from the windows last Christmas. This year, my decor was inspired by my friend Jessica, who, along with her daughter Lauren, made these for their friends this Christmas. My creative wheels started turning.............

This year, with this big beautiful room, I had a bit of a challenge. The biggest challenge being able to reach the ceiling. I am tall, but goodness... to put some of these beauties up I was on a 3 ft stool... on my tippy toes.

However, to see my children wake up this morning to this was well worth it.

When I told my friend Sarah about the plan she told me that at least I didn't have to take them down right away... technically they are 'winter' decor and not just Christmas... so I could leave them up until March. Smart lady.

BTW... this is the first White Christmas we have had here in my lifetime. I have lived here for all but 2 winters of my 30. We have had dustings of snow the day before and sometimes the day after, but it was always gone on Christmas day... today, I built an igloo with my kids after gift time was over. Yes. We have SNOW. :)

It won't last much longer though.... "rain" is in the forecast for as long... well as long as they will forecast.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I love it Val- it looks beautiful :)

Chasey said...

Would love to know how you made the large paper snowflakes!(If the link you posted along with this is for them,I clicked on it,but it was for something else?).

Chasey said...

My apologies,I typed "snowflakes" instead of "stars"!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Chasey, this is the link that was supposed to come up. Not sure why it isn't working anymore! So sorry about that. And thank you for all your sweet comments. I have enjoyed getting to know you a little bit. :)

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Paper-Snowflake

Blessings,

Val

Chasey said...

Thank you Val!!!I just love these stars.Will be making these with my daughter's!