Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our First Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree is finally up! I so enjoyed making all the ornaments and getting to finally see them in use.

The garland is simply burlap strips tied together with some felt and buttons glued on along the way.

Here is a pretty one made from a Graphics Fairy graphic, sheet music, cardboard, and glitter.

Mod Podge creations....

And the star!

Amos, wearing his Christmas finery, is my trusty companion in all that I do.

It has truly been a special experience to decorate our tree in our house during this first Christmas season as a married couple.  And it made it even more special that it means a lot to my husband, too!  He's a pretty sentimental guy, and we're definitely enjoying this time together.  I know we'll always remember sitting in our tiny first house and gazing at our tiny first tree.  I wouldn't trade it!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. I'm linking this up to Craft-O-Maniac Monday, Take a Look Tuesday, What's Up Wednesday, Feathered Nest Friday, Sassy Sites, Perfectly Imperfect, and the Boardwalk Bragfest! See their buttons at their permanent home on my sidebar.

I'm also linking to


  1. I'm loving your Sunflower Star! Great documentation of your first tree. We've had 17 (I think) and it's interesting to watch your tastes change over time.

  2. Congrats on winning the Sassy Sites giveaway!! I haven't gotten your email yet... Once I hear from you, I will contact Amy Cornwell! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  3. Beautiful tree! Love that burlap! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog about the pillows. I really enjoyed making them, took some time, but great project!

  4. Love the burlap garland, great idea.
    Fantastic first tree
    Happy Holidays

  5. What a precious post, I hope this is the happiest Christmas ever! You have made it memorable by crafting your holiday tree to perfection! Merry Christmas!

  6. Whoa, you are the crafting machine!! I love them all and your tree looks beautiful!! Thanks for linking it up!-shaunna :)

  7. looks awesome kelly. so happy yall are settled in your new house for your 1st newlywed christmas :)

  8. Its just darling Kelly! I love tree with all those sweet ornaments and your burlap garland is so charming! What a special Christmas this is this year for you guys- Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing this at my party!

  9. Kelly this is such a wonderful time for you at your first Christmas. Your tree is lovely and even more so that you've created your own ornaments! Amos is one handsome guy, and I'm sure a great helper. I have two of my own! Have a blessed Christmas Season, thanks so much for linking up to VIF!

  10. Your tree looks fabulous! Well done!

    Oh, and cherish your newlywed Christmas.

  11. So many wonderful treasures. Thank you for sharing, and I hope to see you next week!


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