Holiday’s make me happy. Honestly though, they also stress me out. Today on the blog, Sweet Friends, I’m sharing how I have “A Less Stressful Holiday and showing you a DIY on Fall Trees!”
This year, back in October, when I was at the Inspire Workshop I was inspired (ha-ha) to create a less-stressful holiday decorating plan. Check out my post Tuesday on how to transition from, “Fall Decor into Christmas Decor in my Home!” Today, I’ll give you a “DIY on Fall Trees.” Plus, I’m going to give you my “Tips on How to Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season!”
DIY on Fall Trees!
Finding an old piece of furniture makes me happy.
Ice Cream makes me happy.
But come November, I usually put the vintage furniture makeovers and ice cream eating aside and focus on decorating for the holidays and with that comes warmer desserts.
Note aside; just thinking about the warmer desserts makes me wanna do a happy dance!
The holidays make me so happy! And decorating for the holidays makes me even happier! But sometimes, it can get a little overwhelming and a little stressful.
And that my Sweet Friends, is why I’ve decided to have Fall Christmas Trees in my home. It’s like, like, the perfect holiday decorating plan.
So are you ready?
Ready for the DIY? It’s really not that difficult…
Materials needed for a DIY on Fall Trees!
- Faux Christmas Tree with Lights (go artificial, a real tree will not last as long as you need it to.) Small Tree, Medium Tree, Large Tree or Extra Large Tree or all of the above.
- Autumn Leaf Garland or Maple Leaf Garland
- Individual Leaves
- Tree Collar or Blanket
- Scented Pinecones
- Turkey decorations
Instructions for DIY on Fall Trees!
- Set up your artificial Christmas Tree(s). I set up four trees in my home. Two for the buffet, one for the table and one for the Family Room.
- Place garland around tree(s). For larger tree(s), use garland first.
- Place individual leaves (real or faux) on tree(s). For smaller tree(s), use individual leaves only.
- Add collars to base or a blanket on each tree.
- Add pinecones and turkeys to the base of the tree(s) for decoration.
- Set up your tree(s) at the beginning of November. Remove garland and leaves after Thanksgiving and decorate trees with Santas, Reindeer, Ornaments, Bows and anything else you’d like.
- Enjoy your Less Stressful Holiday Season.
November and December holidays have always been a special time in my home. Setting up Christmas is always a huge ordeal and alot of fun. In my home, it’s not a 1-2 hour project, it’s a 1-3 day project.
Now, for my “Tips on How I Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season.”
- Order my meats and seafood through Butcher Box. My monthly subscription box of meats is full of healthy beef, pork, chicken, salmon and more delivered right to my front door. I can go on line and edit my order at any time. When the box is delivered I can unpack it right into my freezer and have dinners available all month. I have been so pleased with the quality of meats in my Butcher Box.
- Order my cleaning and household supplies through Grove Collaborative. Get Your FREE Holiday Mrs. Meyer’s & Grove Set with your 1st purchase of $20+. I hate grocery shopping! Remember the “Five Reasons I Hate Going to the Grocery Store?” These items get delivered right to my front door and that allows time to do other things.
- Order my dog food through Chewy.
- Take a supplement of Wild Harvest Holy Basil once per day, eat my protein and get a good nights rest. Holy Basil is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an “adaptogen” to counter life’s stresses. Holy Basil is literally the best $20/month I could spend on myself. After just one month of taking it I noticed a difference in how I felt. Just sayin’
In previous years passed, when I worked full time in the corporate world and had little boys running around the house, I would Christmas decorate on the weekend after Thanksgiving. I’d have three full days to decorate. Besides putting out a Cornucopia and a Wreath on the door, my Thanksgiving decor was nil to none.
This year, I’ve gone the “Less Stressful Holiday Season Route” with my “DIY Fall Trees,” and having our meats and seafood, dog food and cleaning/household supplies delivered to my home. In addition, i’m taking Holy Basil, along with my multi vitamin and feeling better than ever.
I hope the ideas, “DIY on Fall Trees” and “Tips on How to Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season!” will inspire you to go out there and have time to create something.