Let the holiday season begin! Much to my husband’s dismay, the Christmas tree went up in our house a few weeks ago so I could start getting things prepared for the blog. It wouldn’t be very helpful if I showed you some jazzy new ideas for your holiday decorating the day before Christmas, now would it? Don’t hate the player, dear husband… hate the game.
We used to have just one tree in the house that had everything but the kitchen sink on it… Barbie ornaments from my childhood, the boys’ superhero ornaments, Jeremy’s John Deere tractor ornaments, and plenty of handmade ornaments from my Grandma Ginny. The past few years I’ve started putting up a second smaller tree in the boys’ bedroom that they can decorate with all their big, crazy, bright-colored ornaments and Momma can have a “pretty tree” in the living room. Best. Decision. Ever. The boys feel special getting their very own Christmas tree, and I get to decorate the living room tree MY style. Which doesn’t happen to include Captain America, Spongebob Square Pants, or Larry the Cable Guy.
I’ve slowly been adding more ornaments to my “pretty tree”, and this year I felt like it needed a little rustic charm to balance out all the glitter and glam. These Twine Ball Ornaments were easy (and so fun!) to make and add a touch of simple, natural beauty to my tree. I’ll show you how I made them!
- bowl and whisk
- plastic wrap
- jute twine
- ornament hanger