Hey Everyone. I want to share with you my very favorite Christmas decoration that I made this year AND my very favorite blog, Into Vintage, where the idea originally came from.
This is my "Ornament Tree" and I think I just officially justified all those purchases of glass ornaments I made throughout the year by creating it. Or at least that's my story! Every single ornament is either vintage &/or from a thrift store with the exception of the little jingle bells. Those are Martha Stewart (Home Depot) and I used them to fill in the small spaces. If you ever spot vintage ornaments at Thrift stores you really should pick them up. There are gorgeous compared to the "new" stuff in retail stores these days.
I LOVE it! I mean I really really love it BUT I am still IN LOVE with the original one that Amy created on her blog last December. Hers needs to be published in a magazine. Here it is below. Isn't that amazing?!!
The "tree" is made by hooking ornaments thru the screen material on the back door in my kitchen. I taped up some twine to get the shape and size I wanted and then just started adding the ornaments and filling in all the spaces.
Because it's on my back door it really is quite temporary so I'd have to re-make it each year. I won't mind doing that but then again I'm actually considering just storing it "as is" in the basement. In a safe place, of course. We never open that side of the door and the screen is always in storage anyway as I find it makes the kitchen look dark. Maybe we will just carefully remove it and cover it with a sheet.
Now the only reason I'm going to inundate you with a way too many photos is because I really suck at taking pictures. I probably took 100+ photos at different times of the day and still none of them really do it justice. I'll share some taken in different light.
Thanks so much for looking and I hope you likey!