Thursday, December 13, 2012

A tree for small spaces

Well, we are still in our small apartment space waiting patiently (mostly) for our renovations to be completed.

So no beautiful rambling christmas tree for us this year, no spreading out the old wooden ladder to decorate like last year. There's not even room for our small, spindly fake tree......

I thought my handmade Advent Calendar below would have to suffice for a tree.  But we've come up with something a little more... tree-like. No thats not the word, its, well, its portable at least. And 3D...

I made this paper star a couple of months ago and its been stuck on this window since.  The window is the ONLY free 'wall' space in the place so the tree has to go here.....

Before the tree, I'd crocheted a star garland and cut out the letters of 'Unto us a child is born' for the window too.  I think the letters need to find a new home now....

I salvaged some wooden sticks from our job site and tied the three together, then rested the 'tree' on its 'trunk', another salvaged block of wood.

I found some more vintage baubles ( last years finds are packed away) at an Opp(Thrift) Shop and made a very simple felt garland inspired by Em at teacups too. My version had to be hand-sewn with pale blue embroidery thread as my little sewing machine is also MIP (missing in packed-tion)

Yesterday my little Miss 4 and I visited our gorgeous friends at their little suburban farmhouse in Grovedale. I just loved seeing their huge freshly cut pine christmas tree through the window as we drove up, and the smell inside was wonderful!  We added some handmade love to their tree, had a fun time chatting and playing over fruit and truffles......... and left promising ourselves that next year, back in our home, we'll get a real tree and celebrate having space!!

I linked up with Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for her Christmas Tree link party for this post.



  1. Love your salvaged tree & your advent calendar tree!

  2. Oh i just LOVE your advent calander and tree, if my children let me i'd certainly have a very similar 'tree'!