Good Morning, Blog World!
Currently, my heart is in overdrive because love month is here! Happy, happy February! Admittedly, I am a newlywed obsessed with love, life, and my Savior. I am super excited to finally have the opportunity to share the month of February with my husband. You should probably know that we started dating almost 8 years ago, became in engaged in 2011, and were married n June 2012. Five of those year we dated were long distance. Therefore, we have not spent Valentine's Day together since we were both in high school. Talk about long over due! We have had our first Valentine's celebration planned for about a month now. Needless to say, we are itching to experience our first Valentine's dinner and movie together in the same zip code this time next week!
If you follow my on Instagram (http://instagram.com/kalynrandolph), which you totally should- You probably have seen this photo that I recently posted as a teaser. :)
Since Christmas I have been looking to take some "me" time to escape school and the hustle and bustle of life to try and recreate this DIY project I saw on Pinterest while I was wedding planning. However, I added a little unique spin of creativity so that our design would be different. What better month than to break out the goods now?
As you can tell above, those pieces of round wood are from the bottom of our Christmas tree trunk! Yes, I am that wife who makes a huge deal about all the "firsts" we are experiencing on this new journey. I made sure to seize the opportunity to save some part of our very first Christmas tree trunk. I am going to share with you how to reuse them as ornaments for next year.
Before chunking out the tree when cleaning our home decor, my husband cut off a large section of the trunk about 6 inches long. Then, he and my father-in-law sliced and sanded the trunk into a couple of smooth, one inch round blocks. As a method for hanging this make-shift ornament on our tree for our second Christmas celebration, I was planning to have a hole drilled into the top portion. However, my father-in-law came up with a better hanging method which you can see in the photo below.
As you can tell, there is a round hook screwed into the top of the wood. I tied a colored ribbon through the hook to match the colors associated with our 2012 Christmas decor.
I fell in love with this DIY idea as soon as I saw it because it is functional, cute, and so heart felt no matter the occasion. Whether it is baby's first Christmas or the celebrating of newlywed love, the reason for saving the bottom of your Christmas tree and recreating it into an ornament is a special time piece that will last for years to come.
I am not sure which ornament we will actually put on our tree next year. I have three to choose from and am excited to be able to show our future children a part of Mom and Dad's first Christmas that we saved not only based on pictures taken! Also, I made sure to incorporate our wedding invitation and honeymoon memories into glass ornaments for our tree (Follow the links for those tutorials). In future years, I know that we will love looking back at where we once were and how far we have come! :)
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I hope you all have a wonderful day, friends! Enjoy your weekend with those you hold near and dear and remember to spread a little love and laughter along the way. We are off to visit family tomorrow so I will be back early Monday morning! Thanks for reading!
I am linking up today with Saturday morning coffee call over at Quite The Blog with Morgan and co-host Sybil from Peace It All Together, both blogs that I LOVE!
If you have missed any of the prior posts from this week, look no further I have you covered!
Tuesday- Guest Post: Vintage Gwen [DIY Craft]
Thursday- Michael Kors Watch Giveaway
Friday- Welcome! Meet and Greet The Blogger Behind The Blog and The End In Sight (Oops! I posted twice! :))
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As always, until next time- Happy Blogging!