"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
-Bright Star

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Although it's been said many times, many ways...

Oh I just love Christmas time!!
Unfortunately, Jordan and I don't really have money to spend on a Christmas tree this year. (We're newly weds both going to school so I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone that we are poor! haha)

Well, I still wanted to do something that symbolized a tree for our Christmas celebration. My first thought was to find a random tree branch and have a Christmas Charlie-Brown style, with one ornament crowning (and weighing down) our delightfully-pathetic "tree", but I never found the winning branch so I continued to entertain two other options.

One was to do a one-dimensional paper tree. Decorated with real ornaments that would be held on by paperclips shaped as hooks. Simple enough.
The other was to try to attempt a 3-D tree.
I cut packing paper onto circles, made individual cones with each, and hung them by a string. (I obviously would have preferred the paper to be green instead of brown, but the only paper that was large enough for this project (that we owned) was packing paper and, unfortunately, it only comes in one shade. Oh well.)

The tree actually turned out really awesome at first; pretty symmetrical and definitely different :) But then I decided to add a chain and ornaments and it weighed down the paper unevenly. :( By the next day, gravity had taken its toll and my tree was very warped...
I decided, regardless, to take a picture to share with my dear family, friends, and anonymous readers :)

P.S. Don't JUDGE ME! :)


  1. Oh, Heather, it is even better than I imagined.

  2. hey, how is that... Kim just said what I was going to but she said it before me :) But I do notice one present under the tree :) Have fun. the tree looks beautiful. One christmas you will always remember :)