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space saving christmas trees

Remember a few weeks ago when I showed you those gorgeous wooden Christmas trees?  Well, in my attempt to study for finals (3 more days until freedom!), I have been daydreaming about them.  During my Pinterest/blog-reading study breaks, I came across a few more examples of non-conventional trees that I just had to share with you.
I think the bookshelf Christmas tree in the picture on the left is just so darn clever!  And the “invisible” tree on the right is made by using fishing line to suspend ornaments from the ceiling.  I saw an even better example on a blog I was reading yesterday, but I can’t for the life of me find it.  But that one is pretty cool too, right?!

And then we go back to more of my favorites…the stick trees.  I think once my finals are over, I’m going to have to attempt to create one of these beauties, as they are just so gorgeous and unique.  They would be absolutely wonderful for someone living in an apartment or small little loft as they take up essentially NO space.  I’m thinking I’ll put one in one of our bedrooms to bring a little Christmas love to our own small spaces.

How do you all decorate your house with trees?  Do you focus on your large main tree, or do you spread the love throughout your entire house?

where am i?

If you’re wondering where I’ve been the past few days, I’ve been in hibernation studying my brains out, seeing as it’s that time of year again.  However, in between writing some 30 odd pages last weekend, I managed to score some time to do 3 DIY’s.  Two I will tell you all about tomorrow (they’re really exciting, and may involve me collaborating with a pretty awesome company), and the other one I did as a guest post for one of my favorite bloggers, Paige, from Little Nostalgia.

Want to learn what holiday decor you can make out of this?

Then head on over to Little Nostalgia to find out, say hello, and leave Paige some love.  Happy Wednesday!

oh christmas tree oh christmas tree

Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and Christmas season is upon us?  I for one, am so excited because I absolutely ADORE Christmas.  From decorations to snow to hot cocoa, I love everything about this season…err, most things about this season.  The one thing I don’t care for: Christmas figurines.

Here’s the thing about me: I detest knickknacks.  I don’t understand them, and I think so many of them are just cheesy.  I know some people collect knickknacks for their sentimental value, but I personally would rather remember times and people through pictures than through things.  To each his own, right?

Due to my lack of affection for these little items, I prefer a much more minimalist approach to holiday decorating.  In my opinion, simple decorations create a home that is both festive AND beautiful.  So over the next month, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays, starting with Christmas trees.

We all know that the Christmas tree is the epitome of Christmas decorations.  However, I love including other trees in various places throughout the house.  One trend I am all on board with is creating wooden trees.  They are simple, beautiful, often made of recycled materials (woot woot), and pretty gosh darn easy to make yourself.  Take a gander at some of the beauties below.

This festive little guy is made from old rulers glued together.  I love the rustic feel you get from the different textures of the various rulers.
This would be an easy DIY with some scrap wood, glue, and a little bit of paint.  Or, if DIY isn’t your cup of tea, you can purchase one of these gems from Wood, Wool & Stool.

This tree, made of recycled palettes, is so simple yet so genius.  If you don’t have room for a real tree, after a few cuts and a few nails, you too can have your own little tree to adorn with lights.
As for these last two images, I cannot rant and rave enough about them.  Who would have ever thought a some twigs mixed with a few white pom-poms would look so elegant?

Have you all started decorating for the season yet?  In what ways do you plan to include Christmas trees in your decorations?  I’d love to hear your ideas!
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