Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas is coming

It doesn't feel like Christmas until the Christmas tree is up. Nobody has been asking about the tree, so, I guess it's up to me. For the last couple of years we haven't had a permanent tree and have bought real Christmas trees. This year, however, I wanted something that reflected the year, the things I did and the things I'm interested in.

So, I extracted a branch from some Wattle that had been trimmed in our garden. Well, nature trimmed it for us, we just cut it up further! Trimmed it up further and gave it a coat of silver paint.

So, it's a handmade sculpture from found materials and the spray paint was only $7 and is probably the only environmentally unfriendly part of my Christmas tree.

It has decorated up electric lights...and I'm very pleased with it. I am getting my 18 year old to contribute something to the tree as his first adult Christmas, a momento of the year. Can't wait.


Knitspingirl said...

What a wonderful tree. I usually try to create at least one new ornament for my tree every year, but yours takes it to a whole other level. Love it!

leannewhatever said...

What a great idea, think I might have to use it myself. My girls keep making comments about our lack of a tree, we have lots of branches outside, we could do that as well. Thanks