This started as a joke. I asked Justin what theme we should go with for Christmas and he balked at the idea that we needed a theme. I wanted something sort of natural and a little simple - like a nordic theme, and that sent Justin off on a tangent about having a viking Christmas. He created a "mood board" and everything. All to be a sassy pants. So I said fine. You want a viking Christmas, you get a viking Christmas! Of course, without all that back story it just sounds sort of weird that we had a "viking Christmas" - so I decided to call it norse, because it's accurate, yet a bit more refined. Right??
There were a number of things we made by hand for our norse-inspired Christmas, but we're just going to focus on the ornaments for the tree in this post. (You can read about the Little Animal Advent here!)
I'm sort of proud of all our handmade ornaments. This is the first year we made most of what went on the tree! We made garlands from c...
Here's a quick and cute idea for Christmas decor. It doesn't warrant a tutorial, but I thought it might inspire someone out there to create something similar.
I already had the marquee style "M" so I just needed four more letters. I got the r's and the y at Hobby Lobby (with my 40% off, yea!) The first r was flat for hanging on the wall so I just propped it against some scrap wood. I wrote the e on cardstock and clipped it on a clipboard I already had. Then I stuck some winter berries (that I also got at Hobby Lobby) in a mason jar, stuck a little bottlebrush tree up there and added some white candle holders for texture. And my pipe shelves suddenly became very merry!
Obviously you could do any word you want to, just grab letters that are mismatched and go to town.
As mentioned, I somehow got mr. to agree to a dinosaur themed Christmas this year, and I was pretty excited. Today I'm showing off our dinosaur tree so you too can create a dino-mite Christmas if you so desire. I sort of love it, even if mr doesn't understand it AT ALL.