We bought this beautiful little Frasier Fir at Lowe's for our second tree. Since we spend so much time in the kitchen area of our house I wanted a tree in there as well. It was well worth the extra $20 bucks.
I wanted the ornaments to be special and have the homemade look/feel so I did some searching around for ideas and used some special things I already had. The tree skirt was a faux sheep-skin rug from Ikea which Boo fell in love with so it spent more time on the ground than around the tree unfortunately.
I punched these numbers out of scrapbook paper, modge-podged them onto the backs of glass drops and hot glued some bakers twine on. I ran out of drops so I will finish all the way to 24 next year...
I found these cute felt acorns in the vase filler section at Target and then hot glued bakers twine on them to make cute ornaments.
These are some little woodland creatures I got at Target several years ago- I just tucked them here and there in the tree.
These are some yummy cinnamon spice ornaments I made the first year we got married. They still smell great and they also make great gift embellishments!
To make this garland I just punched out a million stars from glittery, musical note scrapbook paper I found at Michael's. Then I just fed them through my sewing machine randomly and ta-da! I love it.
Oh, and I stuck some deer antlers John found while hunting last year in the tree too. :)
And my most favorite thing I made this year was these advent calendar. I got the idea here. You can download and print these tags there too(they'd be great for so many other projects too!)
Some of them had a special meaning attached to the date- like this one. This was the day of Mary Beth's Nutcracker Ballet.