Winter Tree

by leanneja on January 18, 2010 · 13 comments

in Crafts,Decorating,Family

I usually have a Winter tree up for the month of January. It’s kind of a transition tree that makes it easier for me to take down all the Christmas decorations and not feel so bad about it. I haven’t shown it yet and since it’s the middle of the month, I thought I better show it before it’s time to take it down. It’s in the upstairs loft area of our home, where the computers are and where the kids hang out.

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I don’t usually decorate with snowmen at Christmas, instead I save them for January when it’s too early for me to start putting Valentine’s decorations out. Plus we have tons of snow on the ground, so it’s like brings the outdoors in. I found these cute little lunch boxes at Target about 8 years ago.

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I made these snowmen out of muslin, fabric and iron-on adhesive quite a few years ago with my best friend. I forgot how much I like them. Maybe it’s time to make some more.

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I made these about 10 years ago. I covered the inside with glue, sprinkled in some glitter, shook it around, dumped out the excess and used rub-ons for the face. They’re all a little different and so cute and easy to make.

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This one is super easy and cheap to make. You just use a tuna or other small can and paint a cute face on. Poke holes in the sides of the can and put wire through for a handle or to hang.

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The topper is just a large snowflake that’s suppose to be hung.

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I love simplicty in January, so this is my little front window with green plants and pinecones. So simple, clean and beautiful.

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Do you decorate for January or have some transition decorating time between Holidays?

I’m linking to:

DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land

Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Creative Cats Friday at Poppies at Play

Inspiring Finds at The Inspired Room

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Make It For Monday at Cottage Instincts

Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Happy Birthday to my oldest, Traci! She’s 29 today and having her 3rd little boy in about a month. Have a wonderful day Sweetie and enjoy your Pizza Spaghetti!

Whitney and Traci-Christmas 2008

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy January 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

You have so many cute ideas for decorating…and cute THINGS you’ve made or picked up for decorating! I’ve been eyeing small trees at the thrift shops, and I’m really wanting a white one I can keep up in my front window year-round to celebrate each season.

Love the idea for snowmen in January :)

Wendy January 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Its really cute! Love the glittery one!

A Scrap of Time January 20, 2010 at 6:28 am

I LOVE the glass ornament! I’m going to look to see if I can find some on clearance and make those! =o)

Treasia January 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

It’s really cute. I love the sparkly to it.

Sara January 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

What a neat idea, I love all the snowman ornaments.

debbie January 22, 2010 at 5:59 am

I love your winter tree, the plants and pine cones are perfect too!

Hootin' Anni January 22, 2010 at 6:17 am

What a clever idea.

My show n tell is nothing but January Clearance items that I found if you’d like to view them….

HERE

Would really enjoy your company today if you have time to stop by.

Kim January 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

I love the idea of a winter tree.

ColleenwithMurals&More January 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I love this idea, Leanne. When I was floral/display designer for local crafts store, I’d always leave a few bare pine trees up – just because it was too early for Spring.
Plus, we’d put fall decor on them in October.
Now, with pre-lit trees, it’s not such a pain to put them up. Then we’d have to add lights – and I’d do about 26 trees each year.
Thanks for sharing!

Michelle January 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Great idea! I always feel so sad when it is time to pack everything away. Love the tuna can snowman! I am going to remember that one for my preschool class.

Pearl Maple January 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm

That is a fun way to move through the holiday and celebrate the seasons, thanks for sharing the ideas.

denisemarie-bloomin January 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

very cute.

Cheri Peoples January 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

So cute–I do holiday trees all year long

FYI–I have a fun give–a-way starting tonight

cheri

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