OK, so you may think it’s a little late to be sharing ornaments seeing as most people probably have had their tree up and decorated for a few weeks now, but hear me out!
I saw at least 3 different trucks with trees in the back this weekend. And those are just the “real tree” people. So it may not be too late to help a few folks out with a fun ornament idea.
Also, if you’re like me, you may be already planning for next year. So there’s always that!
Also, if you’re like me in another way, you may find yourself in desperate need of some fun and easy activity to occupy your kids about, oh, 67 times a day.
When Chris was putting our tree up a few weeks ago, he cut this little slice off of the bottom to make it super fresh and ready to drink up all that yummy water. He asked me if I wanted the slice and of course I did.
After having it sitting on my desk for a few weeks, I finally got an idea. And that idea worked! Don’t you love that?
I set Kennedy up with some acrylics, some paint brushes, and some q-tips to make the little dabs.
It didn’t require too much fussing or carefulness and you can see she only painted the front. That just adds to the rustic charm!
If you have an extra fire log and a mitre saw, you can churn out a whole set of these in less than half an hour!
This year or next!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.