This year I discovered the world of blogging and the DIY section on Buzzfeed so it was only a matter of time before I started contributing to that world myself. Ideally this post would have been four more detailed posts but the Christmas season is busy! Hope you don’t mind me squishing four projects into one post, I’ve been spending more time crafting than writing.
An expensive year (not enjoying having no landlord to call for broken boilers now we’re owners!) means this Christmas my whole family are receiving lovingly handmade gifts.
And they’re project number one:
It seems that the done thing this week is to blog about our Christmas tree. Given that ours is our first tree in this house I think it is somewhat worthy of a post. But I don’t think the tree alone is really all that exciting so I’ve a few other treats to share.
First, our tree. Now as those of you who’ve set up home with a significant other will know – everyone has very defined ideas about Christmas, me included, and suggesting compromises to family traditions is a challenge. One thing we did agree on was getting a fake tree. One off cost. Space to store it in the attic. No pine needles to clear. Kittens can’t destroy it. Nice and symmetrical.