Pastel Christmas!

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In the last few years I have moved about 5 times. WIth all of the moving I tend to get rid of the nonessential items like holiday decorations. Although they really are essential with my daughter who is obsessed with Christmas! I realized we had no Christmas decorations nada, but I still don’t want to buy large decorations since we have limited space. Right now we are in an apartment and I don’t want it to be too cluttered. Well at least not more cluttered than it already is with all my craft supplies and Keira’s toys. With a 3 year old they always need running around space. I decided to make some small decorations. I didn’t want to go with traditional Christmas colors this year, I thought some pastel colors would go nicely with our home decor! Our decorations are sort of a winter wonderland with some pink thrown in. Since it’s just us girls there is always some pink thrown in!

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I made this little table top “Christmas tree”. I saw those little ornaments and just had to get them. I love the color combination!

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To make the tree you need tulle, mini ornaments, a Styrofoam cone and ribbon.

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I wrapped the cone with tulle starting at the top and worked my way down to the bottom. Then glue it in place with a hot glue gun. I do not know what I would do without a hot glue gun! Then I wrapped ribbon around it starting at the top. I wrapped the ribbon spread out around the tulle and wrapped it around twice. The ribbon isn’t necessary but I thought it was fun!

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Then I hung the mini ornaments on the tulle. There you go a quick, easy decoration!

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I love this ornament “chandelier”. My daughter loved it too and now it is hanging in her room. I think this would make a great baby’s room decoration for any time of year!

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For this you need paper covered floral wire, ornaments and tulle.

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Make two circles with the floral wire, twist the ends together and tape it. They don’t need to be an exact size. One was about 8 inches across and the other about 6 inches. Just make sure one is slightly smaller than the other.

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Wrap each of the circles with tulle and tie it at the end.

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Measure 2 pieces of ribbon equal lengths, these also don’t have to be an exact length. Tie them together in the middle then tie thme equal distance apart in 4 places around the circle. Then tie 4 pieces of tulle cut out the same length about 4 inches long connecting the two circles.  If I was doing this again I would use ribbon to tie the 2 circles together because it is a bit more sturdy.

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I cut out strips of tulle a few inches long. I cut them in two lengths so the ornaments would be staggered but they could all be the same length. I just made sure not to make them too long, a couple inches each.IMG_1443

Tie the tulle around the ornament, then tie the tulle to the circle. I tied them at about 1 inch and 2 inches lengths. They don’t have to be exact if you are staggering the ornaments. Just have fun with it!IMG_1464

Then you just hang it up wherever you would like. You could make this with any color combination. I loves these colors because we can keep this up all year. Like I said my daughter loved it but she has hijacked most of our decorations and put them in her room. Like mother like daughter, we love the decorations!

 

About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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