Guest Post by Marcia Smith
I know you’re not going to believe this, but it was my husband’s idea to decorate a tree for fall. He’s the kind of guy who likes everything decorated. Our house, at Christmas, is packed full of stuff. We have a grandson now and he wants to see the sparkle in JJ’s eyes and wonder on his face when he comes to our house. Well, fall is turning into the same idea.
A few weeks ago he says “why don’t you decorate a tree for fall.” I even thought that was a great idea. (You will notice he said “you”. He has the ideas and I execute them.) So off to Hobby Lobby I go with my daughter, Leah, who helps me fulfill this great idea. The first trip didn’t produce much because everything I wanted wasn’t on sale. If it’s not on sale I don’t buy. The second trip I made to Hobby Lobby everything was 40% off so I bought a lot, or so I thought. I got shiny pumpkins, orange leaves and gold leaves, ribbon, gourds and orange and gold glass berries. For under the tree I bought a decorative box (it was a photo box) and different colors and shapes of pumpkins, but I couldn’t find a tree skirt. I looked several places for one and finally decided that a table runner would work. I got all this stuff home and on the tree and I thought it looked pretty good. Well, when Leah came over she said “you need more stuff on the tree.” Back to Hobby Lobby. This time we got some orange and some gold decorations from the Christmas section (they were on sale, too!) that looked like fall. Also, some fall flowers and acorns. Now the tree looks really great. Another plus, my husband has one less tree to set up for Christmas. You see, we have 9 Christmas trees inside and outside our home.
Marcia this is the prefect way to get more use out of your Christmas Tree and make the perfect transition from Holiday to Holiday! Thank you for sharing this project with us, you have inspired me to create my own Fall Tree.~Melissa (The Consumer Queen)
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