The tree is up (even though the air conditioning was on while decorating it) and that means the Christmas season is really here! I changed a few things from last year. The yarn pompom garland was cute, but sort of overwhelmed the small tree, so it is now a part of our birthday decorations.
I do love the look of garland so I made this simple star and sequin garland from the Creature Comforts blog. For the clay, I used Crayola Model Magic which costs $3 and is extremely light weight. Add 97 cents of sequins and you are all set.
I've been wanting a new tree-topper for a few years. The felt angel tied to the top of the tree looked more like she was being held captive than a festive decoration. I'm not usually one for sparkle, but this time of year? The more the better!
This is a craft project with a huge payoff. I love the way that it looks, but it is made with just some poster board and the template from Martha Stewart. Rather than attach it to dowel rod, I cut away part of the back star and inserted a tube of rolled paper. A coat of gold paint and a thick layer of chunky gold glitter and I've got a new topper that I love! Are you crafting any new holiday decor this year?