Not long now!!! Three more sleeps. I am so excited about Christmas Eve too, we have a day trip planned to soak up some of the festive atmosphere, and it’s supposed to be sunny – whoop whoop! Just a quick one today with a couple of ideas for inexpensive decorations – spray painted pine cones and face lifted pound shop delights.
The pine cones were given to us last year by our very kind neighbours who have an ENORMOUS pine tree in their back garden. They spent last winter in a basket by the fire and looked beautiful, but with the inevitable dust from an open fire, not to mention those inevitable cobwebs, they were looking a little worse for wear. You know what I’m going to say… enter the spray paint. Silver spray paint worked beautifully and they now all look fresh and revived, adorning our mantelpiece (never had a mantelpiece before – very exciting – another surface to litter with decorations, let’s hear it for mantelpieces!) I was quite tempted to put them in a basket again, but they look good just hanging out individually.
As for this next little project – I raided the pound stores and managed to find a few things for the table on Christmas day. First up was this glitzy little Christmas tree, obviously costing £1, which now matches our shabby chic white dining room courtesy of a little white spray paint. Also, this small tray was given the face lift treatment and has been filled with a string of fairy lights for the side table. The glasses... well, I have not had time to makeover these yet, but they will become candle holders soon enough!