Thursday, November 29, 2012

Decorating with the Scents of the Season

Welcome to the Christmas season everyone. Now that Thanksgiving is officially over we can all change the channel to FM 100, guilt free and subject ourselves to "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree." It makes me happy to cement this song in my head for another 11 months. Just kidding! I love Christmas!

In the entry of our local Smith's, crafty Smithspeople have displayed a crate of cinnamon scented pinecones which fill the entryway with cinnamon. If you are the unlucky soul who has to actually stop and get a cart or a Redbox, the atmosphere literally stings your eyeballs until you run that cart into the produce section for safety. My dear husband has been wanting one of these pinecone cinnabombs ever since the display was erected- mid July, OK I'm exaggerating a little- and he happily bought one the other day since Christmas was finally closer than Halloween.

 This is not our first go round with the cinnapines oh no, no. Last year he caved to their siren smell and I had a lot of fun trying to make a garland out of them that didn't turn out. So this year to avoid the ugliness of my homemade garland I decided to display them instead.

This is my go-to vase from my mom. I've used it many times for decorating due to it's largeness. (It holds a lot, so if it looks bad, the busyness will make you feel like it's an artistic statement, not me being clueless.)

Then I took last year's pinecones that I had painstakingly painted and dipped in glitter (yes a big old hot mess I know now) and interspersed them with this year's freshies.

After tying a red bow around the vase I placed it on a tablecloth for an extra pop of Christmas cheer and stacked the pinecones around it. Now it's perfect and ready for any serious minded toddler to destroy. Happy decorating!


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  1. Yum! I love the glitter, totally worth it. I'm going to try this!

    1. Thanks Nancy! Yes glitter always makes it a party.


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