Did y’all have a snow day yesterday? We did. Though we didn’t get a ton of snow it was enough to prevent us from leaving town, especially once the ice began. If there is one thing I have not adjusted to yet it is not being able to leave town when I wish. When I was a kid and we had a lot of snow we often walked into town for groceries and supplies. It was a long walk but it was kind of cool. This happened often enough that I dream about this walk sometimes. That is when I’m not dreaming about exams I haven’t studied for, for classes I have not attended. Anyhoo…
I feel I am a contradiction. I want to have lovely Christmas decorations all throughout the house, with wreaths on the windows, and tiny trees on the book shelves. But I do not want to pay for these decorations nor do I want to have to store them. I feel this way every couple of seasons when I see others decorate their homes for the season. Some people even change their drapes!
These homes look so loving and inviting! Then I think, I could spend that $20+ on other things like presents for people. So when we were getting our Christmas Tree last night I noticed a pile of branches cut from the base of the trees.
Me: Are you doing anything with those branches?
Christmas Tree Guy: No.
Christmas Tree Guy: You can take them if you want. (Clearly thinking I was silly).
Picture me piling branches in my arms. I didn’t exactly have a plan for these but they smelled awesome and were free. Tada.
Then I realized they sell boughs tied beautifully with ribbon and heck I have ribbon!
Step 2: Secured it with the wire.
Step 5: Tied one end of the twine to the branch and the other end to the pushpin
Step 6: Opened the window and lowered the bough out. I repeated this process for all the top windows on the front of the house.
Woo! Free decorations! This project was entirely free because I had all the supplies lying around the house. Having all the supplies to a project ahead of time has NEVER happened before. I often see many DIY projects and think “How would I EVER have a farmhouse ladder just lying around the house?!” But these were pretty simple. So the lesson here is that you can take as many Christmas Tree cuttings from the pile as you wish. Just ask first, that seems polite.