I finally got our main tree up over the weekend. Between having 2 of our 3 kids sick, 5th grade basketball games/practices, 7 & 8th grade basketball games/practices, attending the high school games and a TON of basket orders I'm WAY behind.
I found these great beeswax cones on etsy from Bethany of Natures Flame. I purchased the empty cones and Bethany surprised me by filling one of them with sweet annie and rose hips. LOVE how it looks on our tree.
The idea for these cinnamon stick stars came from Pinterest. I used hemp cord and wrapped the 3 sticks tightly together. Behind this ornament to the left you can see some handmade tin icicles that I bought from my tinsmith friend at Sauder Village.
The only other ornaments are dried orange slices, muslin stars and a paper chain.
Are you wondering yet why I titled this post "The Naughty List"? Would you believe that this adorable little ball of fluff is a holy terror?
He's knocked over the tree in my last post twice, he's unplugged the tree in this post twice and he's taken baby Jesus hostage from under the tree, I'm still looking for baby Jesus. (This manger scene is fabric and Baby Jesus is a flat stuffed oval). When our kids were younger, I never added the baby Jesus to the manager scene until Christmas day to reinforce to them the meaning of the day. Maybe Shadow knows that Baby Jesus shouldn't be in the manger yet.