I have not started decorating for Christmas yet but I have been making a few things. Starting with these trees.
I got the idea from the talented Jamie at Pretty Ditty. She has a simple tutorial for the tress. I love them. They are so soft and pretty!
I knew I wanted to make several trees but I knew it could get pricey buying all the materials so I paced myself and bought everything over the course of a few weeks using Hobby Lobby's weekly 40% off coupon. Hobby Lobby is about two minutes from my house so it isn't inconvenient to stop by a couple of times a week.
I used two skeins of yarn. One a variegated green (on sale) and the other a fuzzy white (used a 40% off coupon). The red berry garland was on sale and to make the project even more economical I used the 'vine' the berries came on for the stars rather than buying the floral stem wire.
Even after making five trees I still had lots of yarn left over so I grabbed one of my thrifted wreath forms and when to town. I like the simplicity of it. I am not sure where to put it though. The wreath is very pale and almost all the walls in my house are pale shades of gray or blue (this picture was taken in Liam's room). I like light walls but this wreath needs a contrasting color or it just blends in.