This sweet Christmas tree was put together by my creative and super-talented Mum who loves shabby chic, vintage and craft style decorations. The tree is an eclectic mix of styles – everything from shiny baubles and sparkling crystal droplets through to fabric bags, simple sewn adornments and ribbons – but I thought I’d share it as she has some great ideas that I hadn’t thought of – many of which would be very easy to make. I hope you find it inspiring!
I wouldn’t have thought to put lavender bags on the tree but they look great! My mum loves making them with pretty bits of fabric and ribbons – so I’d take a guess that she made these. They’re quite easy to do – check out this tutorial on Tesco.com (no need to make an inner pouch). You could give your home a lovely festive scent by filling your bags with the right combination of dried fruit and spices – try cinnamon, cloves, star anise, dried oranges and apples.
Ps. Oops! I’m also in this pic!
I think this sweet felt ‘gingerbread’ girl steals the show – and it would be so easy to make!
Another oops – I’m in this one too!
Here’s the finished tree – it’s so pretty! I love the colour scheme, all the decorations and the unconventional touches, like the lavender bags, ribbon and pretty fluffy garland underneath the angel (see below).