Hi everyone! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. On my blog I share sewing, clothes repurposing, basket makeovers, quilt making and much more. I love everything and anything that lets me be creative. If you love link parties, visit me on Wednesdays to join the fun!
Thank you for having me here today Kendra, I am very excited to be here!
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I feel like I can officially be excited about Christmas now. Are you busy getting ready for the special day?
I have decorated my house and am almost done shopping for gifts. As for a family Christmas tradition with my kids, I read Christmas related picture books every night before bedtime. Also I put together an advent calendar for my children with treats & activities. It has been several years since I started these traditions, and every year they look forward to them. To me, that makes the season more meaningful and merrier.
Speaking of being merrier, I LOVE making things for the holiday, but I also don’t want to overdo things to stress myself out. Things I make around this time are relatively simple and easy… today I want to share some inexpensive decorating ideas for the homes for this season.
Origami crane and Christmas tree
Who says you have to have expensive gorgeous decorations? I made the crane out of left over wrapping paper, and the tree out of cardstock. Small decorations like these are perfect for the small areas around the house to make the spot look instantly festive.
Just like the crane, I used leftover wrapping paper for this project. I just needed a string and glue, that’s it. I decorated my mantel with it, but the possibility is endless.
Dressed up candle
This was a candle I had for a long time; I just wrapped it with wrapping paper, doily from a dollar store and ribbon.
Kitchen towel pillow
This last project required some sewing, but it’s not hard at all. I found a kitchen towel at a dollar store, I just cross stitched our family initials (which is so easy to do, because there are already squares!), then sew the front and back pieces together with the small pom-pom.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post today; it was such a pleasure being here with you!