I have a bit of a hard time taking down Christmas decorations without knowing I can put something else up right away. Winter months can get long, but they really are pretty! I love white, and January is the perfect month to decorate with it.
I was shopping for my sisters' Christmas presents this year, and found cute little white Christmas trees. Well, I had to get them (my sisters love holidays as much as I do), and I had to get one for myself! :) I've been wanting a white tree for quite awhile now, and I'm so glad I got it. I'm enjoying it just as much as I thought I would. I worked over the Christmas break making some fun winter ornaments to put on my tree.
I made a little garland with my Cricut. I cut sliver glitter circles from my Classic Font cartridge and white snowflakes from my Winter Lace cartridge. Then I sewed them together. I LOVE how it turned out. I'm going to have to make more. I can't wait to get started on a Valentine garland!
Next I made a few pom poms. I've been wanting to make pom poms for awhile now, and decided this would be a fun time to try them out. I watched Martha Stewart's How To Make Mini Yarn Pom Poms video. She makes her pom poms with yarn and cardboard. There are pom pom makers, but I found the cardboard to work just fine. Instead of plain yarn, I used Bernat Boa yarn in Dove. I got mine at Walmart for under $4. These are my favorite ornaments I made. They look just like little snowballs.
I also use my Winter Lace cartridge to make some white snowflakes. I cut out the snowflakes, sprayed them with spray adhesive, and then sprinkled them with glitter.
I got the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge for Christmas and found this cute little bird on it, so I cut a few of them out and glittered them up just like the snowflakes.
I didn't make the sliver glitter tree behind the bird above (although I probably could have with my Cricut). I found them on clearance at Walmart. I was looking for snowflake ornaments, but went with the trees instead.
Here's a few pictures of what the ornaments look like on my tree. Oh, the silver bead garland was a dollar store necklace I cut and used.
I was a bit worried about all the white on white, but the tree has a very slight blueish-gray tint to it, and the white ornaments I made look slightly off white. It worked out perfectly! I love how the tree looks in the day...
...and at night. Did I mention the tree was pre-lit in white lights? The glow at night with all the white and silver is beautiful!
I already have plans to make Valentine decorations for my tree once February comes. I have three boys, so decorating with pink is a rarity. I love Valentine's Day just for the excuse to finally decorate with pink!
How do you decorate for the winter months?