Christmas decoration: a family tradition

After a walk in the forest, we picked up almost everything what we needed to make our Christmas decoration. For the base we used a large branch that fell from a tree, moss, pinecones and branches of our pines. But if you do not have the possibility to get natural materials, you can always get them at any craft store.

Materials:My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 01

  • A base. The base can vary, and you can do it with a more modern style using a metal or wood tray, or even a ceramic plate.
  • Clay
  • Moss, dried pine cones and pine branches
  • Candles
  • Christmas balls
  • Decorative accessories: lights, mushrooms, apples, etc. (optional)
  • Garden scissors

The first thing is to choose where you will place the candles, since the decoration is put around them. To fix them to your base, use clay. You make a ball with the clay and place it where the candle will go. When the clay is in the chosen place, you use the candle to press the clay and make a base that will hold the candle.My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 02

And now you begin to decorate around the candles by first using the larger pieces, that is, the pine branches. These are introduced to the clay base so that they remain stable.My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 03

Then it comes the dried pineapples and all the rest of the decoration according to your own taste. To cover the clay base, you use the moss. And finally, we add the Christmas balls and it’s done!My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 04

This Christmas decoration is part of my husband's family tradition. I love it because now with two children, we can all participate knowing that each one has contributed with something to make our decoration. And although my children are still small, it was funny to see how Thiago wanted to take all the pine branches, while Freja made a mask with the clay 😀My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 05 My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 06 My husband helped to make our Christmas decoration 07

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  • Written by Neea 2018-11-27 at 4:34 pm

    Christmas decorations are one of my favorite things to do around Christmas! I definitely need to try this DIY project, it look so pretty!

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:11 pm

      It´s a funny family time.

  • Patricia-Ann Que 2018-11-27 at 10:20 pm

    this is so creative and economical! I think this is a fun holiday project that many of us would enjoy!

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:12 pm

      Yes, just a little trip to the forest and you get everything! 🙂

  • Sydney 2018-11-28 at 4:17 am

    This looks like such a fun DIY and so gorgeous. I’m definitely going to share this with the family

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:13 pm

      So happy you like it!

  • Jheng 2018-11-28 at 5:36 am

    It’s a great idea if you’re doing DIY for your Christmas decors. My family usually decorated our house as early as September. Haha. We’re just too excited for the holidays. We just used our last year’s decors and just add a little add-ons to it. We really need to be wise in terms of spending and allocate budget to food and gifts instead.

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:14 pm

      Ohh! That´s super cool because it involves the family 🙂

  • Jen @ Jenron Designs 2018-11-28 at 3:29 pm

    Those are absolutely beautiful the drift wood is amazing add to your arrangement.

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • POOVANESH PATHER 2018-11-28 at 3:38 pm

    A really fun family project to do. Family traditions are a wonderful way to give kids a sense of belonging and pride.

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:16 pm

      Yes!!! thanks beautiful.


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