Friday, December 11, 2009

Alternative Ideas for Ornaments

When my mom and I went to Ikea this last time, they already had their Christmas stuff out. They had some really cute, simple coordinating ornaments in big tubs and some other similar sets in, well, sets. I decided to buy them and see what I could come up with. I didn't do a very good job, but remember I'm still new at this. And I'm not a natural.

Here it is with the lights out.

Kinda looks like a shrine, doesn't it? Well, like I said I'm definitely not a natural, like Mikael is. She claims she's not "crafty", but I beg to differ.

These are absolutely stunning and they are made with foam, ornaments from Walmart, and "snow" from Target. Can you believe it? Well, of course you all can, you guys do stuff like this all the time!

And Redhead did basically the same thing I did, yet her's looks a GAZILLION times better.

And Lauren from Little Big Nest just hung a bunch of ornament on a wire hanger and made it look magical (and expensive)! 

I am so jealous of all the natural drive and talent all you wonderful ladies seem to posses. 

I have seen all the DIY Christmas links at NewlyWoodwards and I have been mighty impressed. Has anyone made anything they haven't yet shared with the class?

1 comment:

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I think your space looks great! IKEA has some great ornament sets, don't they? I've used a silver set on my tree for the past few years.