Monday, December 12, 2011

My Family Christmas Tree

I finally finished my Christmas Tree. Generally decorating a tree is an easy task for me, but this year I couldn't find half of my decorations nor any of my small trees that I usually have scattered throughout the house.  My first thought was to go out and buy more ornaments (mine were old) but after looking in my wallet I decided it would be best if I just improvised (smile).

Thanks to Debbiedoos' blog I was inspired to try something different.  So, with a very small budget ($30) I scurried to the store and purchased some miscellaneous items which included ribbon, lace, lights.  I then pulled out my tree and was lucky enough to find one of my "tiny" trees.

This was my inspiration which you can find here



I was so excited when I saw this picture because I have a tin tub which I never use for anything.   So the next day I made it a point to get up at 4:00am to get my tree up so when I got home from work that evening all I had to do was decorate it.  Unfortunately, after 1-1/2 hours of struggling trying to get my stupid stand to fit into my crappy tin tub I had to admit defeat.  I bathed and went to work, my tree was left un-assembled and the tree stand kicked to the side.

While at work another idea popped in my head so I couldn't wait to get home to give it a shot.  This isn't my dream tree but I think you'll agree it's close.






I decided to use my "tiny" Christmas tree.  I then stuffed the tub with the candles I had painted.  Remember, it's all about creativity (smile). 











I had initially placed the tree on the floor by the tin tub. 









But I liked it better at the top












Since I couldn't find all of my Christmas decorations I decided to go with family pictures... after all, isn't that what Christmas is all about?  Being with your family and those you love?





Going through my photo album, searching for pictures, brought back lots of memories; my son growing up, friends, siblings, family...



































You know, I'm happy I couldn't find all of my decorations, I call this my Family Christmas Tree; I've already decided each year I'll make it a point to add new pictures.  The pleasure is knowing I can admire my tree and glance at my family & friends at the same time.  There are a lot of memories on this tree.






This holiday season just LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

17 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

How cute Sherry! I love the bucket, and the first inspiration tree is great, I have seen in pinned many times out there. Looking very festive in your home.

Noelle said...

It's all about creativity and improvising right!! Your tree looks beautiful all lit up and how personal to have family photos! I love it!

Miss Charming said...

Beautiful Christmas tree. I love the photo ornament idea, too. (And what a creative solution to the tin pail. I think it looks great with it's little tree!)

Loretta said...

Hi Sherry, you did an outstanding job...I love the family photos! Great ideas!
Best Wishes,
Loretta

Lori said...

Great idea! I love trees that are personalized and sentimental rather than just dolled up with all the latest decor items. Though I like to add some of that in too...I cant help myself! LOL! You did a great job on yours! It is beautiful!

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

That turned out great! It looks almost exactly like your inspiration picture, which I can tell you is almost impossible to accomplish. Nice job!

Barb and Dell said...

Sherry, You really did let your creativity flow! Your tree looks so pretty all lit up with the pictures on it. And you have all those memories.
Have a Merry Christmas
Barb

Rhissanna said...

I think the idea of a Family tree Christmas tree is really lovely and the idea of adding new pictures so that it grows every year, that's wonderful!

The best ideas come when, as you say, you let your creativity, flow!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sherry,

I think your Family Christmas Tree is just perfect! :) I love how you incorporated personal touches its decor - I think it makes the decorated tree even more special that way! :) Thanks for sharing such wonderful creativity. Happy Holidays to you and yours!


Hugs,
Jessie

Peggy57 said...

I love your tree especially the picture ornaments. Now I'm inspired to do something similar. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

You did a great job! I especially love the tiny tree, too cute.

Coley said...

I love your tree! So personal and special. Merry Christmas!

Comeca Jones said...

I love your tree its beautiful!!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Sherry! Your tree looks fabulous...I LOVE all the pictures on your tree! Wishing you a wonderful weekend & Merry Christmas! Angie xo

Brandi said...

I love how you took inspiration from the picture, but put your own spin on it! Your tree is beautifully decorated. I love the idea of adding the photos.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your tree, and your creativity.

Brooke said...

I love your family Christmas tree! That's a beautiful idea- I'm going to have to remember that!! Have a wonderful Christmas!
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