Happy Sunday my friends! The Creative gallery link party is here! I’m SO excited to welcome you guys to my link party! We will be taking off next week for Christmas, but the features chosen from this week will be shared the following week. Merry Christmas! Now the features from each of the co-hosts will get […]
How is everyone doing? We are snowed in today and probably most of the weekend. We take the phrase “Oh the weather outside is frightful” very seriously here in Wisconsin. Which is fine because we will be having the traditional and magical white Christmas! Speaking of Christmas I am finally sharing my Christmas decorations for a […]
I love decorating my home (obviously) and talking about it is so much fun too! Today I am sharing how to decorate with glass hurricanes and lanterns, Christmas edition. There are a number of ways to fill those pretty glass hurricanes, mason jars, vases and lanterns. I am sharing just a few of the ways I […]
Alright, today is something new which I am so excited to roll out. Let’s talk home decor, traditional Christmas colors or neutral? This space on the internet for me is all about connecting with others, sharing my home and ideas, but also getting to talk home decor with people who get my obsession. Even if your home […]
More of my holiday crafts! Today it is all about these cute Christmas tree craft, they are easy decorations for the kitchen without adding clutter
I warned you about my Christmas crafting obsession, I am the complete opposite of the Grinch. I am the green guy after his heart grew three times it’s size. Beware, I feel the stirrings of the jingle bells, chestnuts roasting on an open fire (do people actually do that?). I may or may not be playing Christmas music 24/7, “allegedly”. Can you tell I like this time of year?! I went all out with my home for this season, the full home tour you can see here. I loved cozying up my living room and sun room, but the kitchen I try and keep as clutter free as possible year round. Christmas is no different.
We suffer from small-kitchen-syndrome which means every counter top space is important to have available. Last year I added pine tress to the top of my cabinets. I loved the look and smell of them, but this year I am feeling like a fresh and clean look to my home is where it is at. Less is more for this year. Next year will be different I am sure. In keeping with my light and simple theme for this year, I knew I wanted to put something on my counter tops to spruce up the kitchen. I decided to go with a gray color scheme for this one. A little spin on the standard green and red.
I had these left over wood boards from another project.
This is so simple and easy I figured a collage with the steps would be best for this one. I drew the tree trunks with white. Then added the “branches” with the dark gray color. This is an artistic interpretation of a Christmas tree. I wanted the white of the tree trunk to shine through like snow, so I did not wait for the white paint to dry before I began putting the gray on. Letting the white bleed through a little, giving it a winter wonderland feel.
Once all was dry I added little bits of snow. This is a super easy trick to keep in mind when wanting to create dots or snow. Use the paint brush, but the opposite side of where the brush is. So just the pointy tip and then dip that in paint. You get perfectly cute small circles!
That is it! I have said it so often, but little crafts like this are what make my home be ready for the season. I can go all out with decorating because I have all of these tiny and random smaller decorations at the ready for my home. I love the mix of the gray trees with the light mint colored cabinets. It adds some warmth to my very light and bright kitchen.
We all need simple, low cost and easy this time of year. As I said, I am such a big time Christmas person, I adore this season! But, my to-do list is a mile long and our social schedule is crazy hectic. Also our list of gifts to get other people is bank account cry-inducing. So this type of craft is the kind we all need. Zone out, listen to some Christmas music, paint some trees on scrap wood and get that decorating done for the season!
I had planned to create three identical trees but decided to change it up with two fuller ones and one sparse tree. It seemed to work really nicely.
Whelp, this is pretty painless decorations here and these Christmas tree craft, easy decorations for the kitchen without adding clutter is perfectly put into that low maintenance decorating box. My kids even helped with this one, when they saw me painting they were all for this. Typically they ignore my crafting or I am doing this while they are in school. But they were all playing nicely together and I planned to knock this out in 5 minutes. Something about kids and paints is like a moth to a flame. They all helped draw a few branches and some snow. So while this craft is technically a 5 minute craft, my kids prolonged that process a little. Such is life!
I don’t mind though because me decorating our home for Christmas is about my love of home decor, but most importantly helping them see the magic of the season. They really get into our home being transformed for Christmas. Have you had your kids craft anything for holiday decorations?
Happy Sunday my friends! The Creative gallery link party is here! I’m SO excited to welcome you guys to my link party! Now the features from each of the co-hosts will get shared on the new Creative gallery link part features Pinterest page! Welcome to The Creative Gallery! We’re so happy you could join us! Hosted […]
Today I am sharing another quick and simple decorating project, these Wooden snowman craft, easy Christmas decoration idea are so cute! How is everyone doing? We are deep in the trenches of the Christmas season, I am loving every minute of it! I have about half of my Christmas shopping done, thanks to […]
Oh friends, I am so excited to share my home with you all! This season is such a magical one, and I tend to go all out with decorating. This Christmas home tour, combining DIY, traditional and whimsical is a blend of what I want, what Dale wants and what the kids want for the home this […]
Happy Sunday my friends! The Creative gallery link party is here! I’m SO excited to welcome you guys to my link party! Now the features from each of the co-hosts will get shared on the new Creative gallery link part features Pinterest page! Welcome to The Creative Gallery! We’re so happy you could join us! If […]
I have been warning you all about my Christmas crafts, I have sooooo many to share! Let’s just jump right into it! Today I am sharing DIY glitter snowballs which are actually a fun project to get the kids involved with. It does involve copious amounts of glitter, but it is worth all of the mess. […]