I have set a fairly weighty task for myself this year. It is currently my plan to make every little bit of Christmas decoration that I can to accompany my "fancy" tree this year. My "fun" tree that goes in the dining room, however, is still store-bought game.
Every year so far my fancy tree has been glitzy with lots of metallics, glitter and the like. Last 2 years, specifically, it was gold, brown and bronze and gorgeous but I'm ready for a change. The plan for Christmas living room decor for 2012 is natural glitz! I'm planning on using as many natural things as possible and nix most of the glitter to make my tree something special.
The first project I have completed are these fantastic faux snowy pinecones. The pinecones themselves I purchased at the most depressing garage sale EVER. Not too keen on salesmanship, the lady kept explaining to me the dead person who most recently owned the item I was holding. She even asked if I would like to purchase her dead brother's foot massager. Sorry, but no thanks.