There's just something about it being over 90 degrees, hot, muggy, and sweaty the second you walk out the door in late November that doesn't make you get you in the spirit of Christmas. We are not use to freezing cold in November and December, but we are use to being cool. Josh and I have been talking about it doesn't feel like Thanksgiving or Christmas time at all with it being so hot. We decided to do something to get our house more in the Christmas spirit, and just call it Christmas in July.
We did what anyone would do, right?!?
Made a Christmas tree.
Well, our tree we used last year is sitting in storage half way around the world. We really couldn't justify buying a new one here, and cargo space was to precious to put a tree in. Josh and I thought and thought about how to make a Christmas tree that would help put us in the Christmas spirit yet be really cheap.
We bought butcher paper, paint, brushes, stencils, and a Merry Christmas banner. Total it cost around $20.00. I already had 3m strips so we hung the paper on the wall with 3m strips. We didn't want to damage for our Australian apartment. Next, we stenciled ornaments on the tree, and hung the banner.
We are already picking out random acts of kindness to do, any suggestions on that would be appreciated. Other than a tree and random acts of kindness, what is something you do to get in the Christmas spirit? Have you ever made an off the wall kind of tree?