Feelings of sadness have engulfed me these past couple of days with all of the sorrow that is going on around the world. I’ve not wanted to create or decorate as I feel like what I’m doing is insignificant in the grand scheme of things, leaving me with a sense of “what’s the point?”.
But I was recently reminded that although there’s so much darkness and palpable evil going on all around us, we must continue to shine, to love, to laugh. Not because we want to turn a blind eye to reality, but because we can’t allow darkness to take away our joy and silence our message of PEACE and LOVE.
I shared this very message on my Instagram yesterday and one particular response moved me – ” It’s good to see something else than our terrible French new world. It’s so dull here. Watching you preparing those Xmas decorations give us light. Thank you.” – Agnes from France
Friends, if each one of us is able to put a smile or inspire one person and make them forget for just one minute about all the ugly out there, then we’re being that light and isn’t that what we are called to do?
Today, I wanted to share a fun little craft with you…
I love this particular Christmas craft because it’s almost free. If you have access to a nearby forest, you can find plenty of fresh greens or visit your local Christmas tree farm where they usually discard some of the branches when shaping the Christmas trees.
I used a floral foam brick but you can find a pre-shaped cone at your local Michaels.
1. Soak foam in water until it no longer floats.
2. Insert into a small vessel.
3. Using a knife, cut off pieces of foam to form a triangular shape.
4. Cut several sprigs of fresh green clippings in various sizes.
5. Start at the top and work your way down.
Fill in any gaps and place the entire thing in a decorative pot. And there you go!
I have been having too much fun with GIFs lately, so don’t be surprised if you see more of them in future posts. Mostly because it took me a long time to figure out how to make them, so you better believe I’ll have to share them…ha.
We’ve been enjoying such beautiful weather lately and I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful sunlight..:) I’m happy with the way our Christmas decor is evolving this year as it really feels like me.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.