When we brought our Christmas tree into the house it needed a little trimming to fit into the alcove in our dining room. So, for week 50 of #ayearofbringingnatureinside I decided to make use of some of the cuttings.
I took the cuttings and popped them in a 1970’s glass jar that I acquired from my Grandparents. Apparently this is the first gift my Dad gave to them after meeting my Mum. It feels like a bit of a strange gift but I have had it at home for most of this year and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it and I think it is perfect for this little Christmas arrangement.
I added some battery powered fairy lights to the cuttings and made origami stars to decorate it. I recently went to a “Crafter-noon” (a fundraising initiative by Mind, hosted by a dear friend of mine). During the event she taught us lots of different crafts including how to make these origami stars. I haven’t done much paper craft before but I really enjoyed it so I set to work with some vintage sheet music that I found in a charity shop. At the Crafternoon I also had a little play with some air dry clay for the first time and made a couple of little hearts with the initials of my children on. I decided this arrangement was the perfect place to display these.
This was such a simple make but I love how it looks and it is adding a little Christmas cheer to my living room.
If you have been creative with your Christmas tree trimmings or are making other festive displays with natural materials do head over to Instagram and share them using the hashtag #ayearofbringingnatureinside