I was inspired by the many tacky outdoor Christmas decorations in our neighborhood to try something not tacky at our house. And I did it for free! I took clippings off of our Magnolia tree and the berries off of a shrub at work and made a swag for our mailbox. I think it turned out pretty nice, but I’ll let you be the judge:
Another peak at my DIY UGA wreath:
I also have photographed my nativities today:
This was my very first nativity. I saw it at a Christian bookstore before Christmas one year and fell in love with it. I went back right after Christmas with my fingers crossed that they would still have one and that it would be on sale. (It was originally $90!) I found it mixed in with a lot of other stuff on a big table marked half price! I know $45 is still a lot but it has brought a smile to my face every time I see it, so I think it was worth it.
This one may just be my favorite. Bradley’s dad brought it back from Africa. I think it is so super unique and love, love, love it!
Finally, not a nativity, but another super fun DIY project this year was this cool dust-catcher I made using big retro Christmas tree light bulbs. I had fun making it and it adds a little funky to my decor.