This year, my friend Sarah decided that a tomato cage Christmas tree was unacceptable, and she gave me the present of a little artificial tree, perfect for my apartment.
The trouble was that I didn't technically have any Christmas ornaments. So the first Sunday of Advent, I invited my boyfriend Blade and my friend Steve over to help me make decorations.
Here is what we came up with:
|Your skirt's crooked.|
I did end up finding a handful of little glass ball ornaments at a garage sale. The tree skirt is actually one of my summer skirts, and the garland and flowers are pieces of a long-abandoned crochet project. We used paint chips from Home Depot instead of buying construction paper.
Upon closer examination, you will notice:
The Amazing Technicolor Dream Bear
|I crocheted him last winter as a test run for a baby shower present.|
The Christmas Caterpillar
|He started out as one of those paper kissing balls you make in 3rd grade art class, but that failed, so he became a squinty little caterpillar.|
The Abominable Cyclops
|Blade made the happiest cyclops in the world.|
|I told Steve I wanted an angel topper. He made one of those scary angels from Isaiah, all covered in wings and eyes.|
I'm not sure it would win Martha Stewart's approval, but it's worlds cheerier than the tomato cage.