One of the ways I mark the difference between the Advent and Christmas season is by using painted letters displayed in our kitchen. I picked up the letters a few years ago at the Michael’s Craft Store. I also made a set for Christmas, one for Lent and one for Easter. Displaying them and changing the display reminds me and the kids that Christmas doesn’t arrive until December 25th.
I also have a set of painted Christmas trees that I display with the letters. I found these online at Woodworks. They carry lots of wooden shapes, plus wood pieces which can be assembled into different items. I almost forgot I have a small wooden house which I painted and a set of wooden people also painted to portray Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. These are displayed on the same shelves in the kitchen.
I have a thing for displaying trees at Christmas, just like I have a thing for acorns in the fall. In addition to my collection of pipe cleaner trees and cool tree cones from Ikea, I have these soft trees. These came from a pattern posted by Little Birds Handmade. They are very quick to make from scraps of fabric, plus you can decorate them with sequins and baubles if that’s your thing.
For more Christmas Decorating ideas, check out my Christmas Open House Party over at Frugal Local Kitchen.
Frugal Thursday Rewind
It’s time for you to wow us with your frugalness! Just remember to link back to this post. I’ll be visiting each one during the week.
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Simple Lives, Open House Party, Home and Garden Thursday, Transformation Thursday, Show Off Your Stuff, Frugal Friday, Thrifty Thursday Linkup, DIY Thrifty Thursday