Monday, December 28, 2015

My Midwinter Decorations

My midwinter decorating didn't go as I'd planned this year, but I was still pleased with the end result! It all ended up being a bit last minute, but I got a wreath and three mini pine trees up, and looking at them makes me very happy.

I'd wanted to make a wreath for years but never got round to it, until this year when I decided to just get on with it, and made a hanging wreath of ivy in about half an hour. The ivy was from my garden, over a base of wire and green florists tape. I added lots of glass baubles in silver and green, which were all bought second hand, and the glass toadstools from my Brighton haul, which were bought in Tiger. I added some bright red ribbon to hang it up. I think it looks beautiful, and I'm thinking of doing different wreaths to decorate for different seasons.

For some reason I have a compulsion to buy miniature pine trees in pots, and so I have three in varying sizes. The middle sized one was the main tree this year, and was decorated with tiny vintage glass baubles, and miniature needle felted toadstools which I made.

The biggest tree was decorated with more of the needle felted toadstools, and some plastic icicles.

The tinest tree went onto the mantlepiece, guarded by a couple of Dala horses I bought at The Makery.

It was also decorated with the tiny toadstools and vintage baubles. I think they are so cute!

I really enjoyed decorating and having the little trees and the wreath around, and I'll be a little sad to take them down in a few days. I'm already looking forward to making more decorations for next year!


  1. Awww, I love your decorations, all of the tiny toadstools are just the cutest and I love your Dala horses too, so sweet! - Tasha

    1. Thank you! I also made some snowflakes and then completely forgot to put them on the trees...

  2. Your decorations look so lovely! I love the idea of having the small pine trees in pots. It's much better than cutting down a tree.

    1. Thank you! Yes I don't like the idea of cutting down a tree to have for just a few weeks. This way I get to enjoy the little trees all year round. They were also very inexpensive, they cost less than £10 for the three so much cheaper than buying a full sized cut tree!