I’m not sure if “felty“ is a word, but let’s go with it. As I get my gift shoppe in order for the upcoming holidays, it’s hard not to think about what I will be doing in my own space for Christmas this year. Last year I had thoughts of redoing my Christmas tree. Yes, I am one of those people who has a themed tree. Ever since my first apartment in Philadelphia after college, I‘ve had the same tree with the same theme and mostly the same ornaments. I’ve added a few things here and there over the years, but it’s basically been the same. Well, I think I’m ready for a change. My current tree has a glittery, jewel-toned, elegant look. As much as I love it, I’m ready for something a little more fun and modern. Today I was working on a post for another blog (more on that later) and inspiration struck! Felt!
I was searching around Etsy and found thousands, yes thousands, of felt ornaments and garlands. I was inspired. Could this be the direction I want to take my next tree? Now, keep in mind I’m not talking about the weird fake felt from Walmart. I mean the really nice wool felt. I hope you know what I mean because I’m clearly not describing it properly. Anyway, the more I searched, the more I really liked the idea.
The only hard part about changing Christmas tree themes is that it can be either really expensive. really time consuming, or both. If I had five extra hours each day. I would just make a boatload of ornaments. Unfortunately, I don’t have lots of spare time right now. I could also start out slowly and build my collection over the years,buying a few things at time. However, with me it’s all or nothing. No matter how much I try to restrain myself, I will most likely end up going overboard and have the tree completed this year. Decisions. Decisions.
Anyway, I created a little round up of some of my favorite ornaments and garlands that I found on Etsy. Maybe this will help you visualize what I have in mind.
I also need to point out the fabulous Christmas tree and ornaments that my dear blogger friend Rachel of Funnelcloud made last year. Yes, she made every freakin’ ornament on her tree. There is even asparagus on it! How cute is that!? I remember loving her tree last year. I love it just as much now as I did then.
Basically I want a fun, happy, colorful tree. Yes, my tree the past seven years has been gorgeous, but I think it’s time for a change.
What do you think of a felt-inspired tree? Do you have a themed tree? Do you ever get tired of it? What does your Christmas tree look like? Any advice would be appreciated!
Oh, and Happy Halloween! Sorry, I’ve got christmas on the brain.