Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday DIY! It's not too late!

[I know this post is a little late and that Christmas is coming up fast but here is my DIY contribution for 2009...hopefully just in time.]

Nothing is better than the smell of pine needles. It's that smell that really signals the arrival of Christmas for me. We didn't get a tree this year but to bring that smell inside, I went over to my neighborhood Christmas tree seller and asked for some of the trimmings laying on the ground (the branches or boughs cut from the bottom of the tree). They graciously gave them to me. I took them home, tied them together with some spare red fabric that I had, and hung them in our living room windows. It only took about 20 minutes and the total cost...$0.00.

Happy Holidays!

Materials: branches, red scrap fabric, fishing line, scissors

Step 1: Trim the branches and stack them together.

Step 2: Cut a piece of fabric about 1.5" wide and 2' long.

Step 3: Tie it around the branches.