Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Decorating

Jesse and I went shopping for my first real Christmas tree this morning and it was so much fun! There is a tree farm called Santa's forest close to Ponca City. There were pre-cut trees and trees you had to cut down, of course we chose the tree you had to cut yourself. They gave us a hand saw and off we went into the field to find the perfect tree for us.

The pictures below show the process we went through to get our perfect tree:

The field of Christmas trees.

The lucky winner.Jesse with the hand saw about to cut down our tree.
Here he goes.
Yes, even I got my turn at cutting the tree.
Did you know that these trees are actually yellow when they are grown and they have to spray paint them green to get that beautiful color? I didn't until today, but it does not look cheesy and the trees smell wonderful.
Next we had to decorate.

The finished product!

After we tackled the tree project, I started my own wreath making project. I had bought a lot of the items before Thanksgiving 1/2 off, but refused to start working on it until after Thanksgiving.

I found these great little bunches of decorations. My theme for the wreath is red and gold.

I tied the bunches onto the wreath and added a gold bow. I decided to tie on the decoration with string, that way if I ever wanted to change out my colors it would be easy to do so. It was pretty easy to make and much cheaper then one you would buy in a store.
Hanging on the famous 513.


  1. Your wreath looks amazing! I always struggle with getting everything on a wreath to look just right, but you did a great job.

  2. Be sure to water your tree adequately, we saw a scary video on the news of how fast they can catch on fire if they get too dry and a spark ignites them!

    Decorations look beautiful!

  3. Beautiful tree, beautiful wreath, beautiful start to a Merry Christmas season.


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