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KB
11-15-2010, 06:57 PM
You know what, for a very long time I was very anti-holiday not only cuz of it's commercialism, but it's cheesiness (if that's a word).

Now with me living on my own for almost 3 years now, i finally realized that I can do the holidays MY way. Last year I got started pretty late by simply making my Afrikan Chrimmus Wreaf (http://www.nappturality.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118151&highlight=wreath).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/keenab/DSC07382.jpg

It's still up by the way, year round baby! }) Now, I'm gunna get me a pank chrimmus tree and put some funky handmade ornaments on it.

http://www.biglots.com/Images/Specials/Item/Large/360025669.jpg


So do any of you ladies have "alternative" (basically, not the traditional looking) way of decorating for the holidays? Please share. Photos would be nice too!! (:-)

Fuzziwuz
11-15-2010, 08:11 PM
No alternatives... I avoid Christmas decorating. But when I saw your tree, I immediately thought about hanging left over colorful pasties from your birthday... and/or creating ornaments that reflects your character on the tree.

FaithNPraise
11-15-2010, 08:42 PM
No alternatives... I avoid Christmas decorating.

Ditto!


But when I saw your tree, I immediately thought about hanging left over colorful pasties from your birthday... and/or creating ornaments that reflects your character on the tree.

YAAAASSSS! Pasties and bows on the tree! :))

KB
11-15-2010, 08:46 PM
:-)) ya'll are so silly

my co-worker suggested a big fushia bow on top of my tree too. she knows my tastes :))

i thought about making felt "Africa's" and crocheted ornaments for my tree. no pasties though! :p

Akomas_Angel
11-16-2010, 04:33 AM
KB, the pink tree is a cute idea. Last year I also made an Afrikan Chrimmus Wreaf (http://www.nappturality.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118151&highlight=wreath) after seeing you post about it on this board. Unfortunately, my sneaky friend made off with it so no picture.


She was inspired by my wreath to do a white tree with all white and black decorations. On the plain black ones like these http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRDQm8aQ5XhhhBDpHBKsDCPpO8K3mHQi Vu6rVKZwpF0oA2AgxS-2mmDolPe she spray painted white Andrinka symbols. And tied bows on the branches using ribbon like this http://www.cheerribbons.com/admin/uploads/1858_th.jpg (http://www.cheerribbons.com/admin/uploads/1858.jpg)

KB
11-16-2010, 05:00 AM
aw mang! i would've LOVED to see it!
and that black, white and houndstooth is super duper hot! (:-)

Akomas_Angel
11-18-2010, 04:28 PM
Have you decided what you're going to do with your pank tree?

KB
11-18-2010, 05:35 PM
well the tree is already up. i plug it in every night since it comes with lights. now i'm thinking about what do i want to decorate it with. of all things i dont want it to be too overwhelming. still brainstorming and visiting craft blogs for ideas.

oneprettything.com is a good place to get decor tutorials, ideas & more.

Akomas_Angel
11-18-2010, 11:12 PM
I will have to check that site out. Don't forget to post pics once you finish decorating.

KB
11-22-2010, 04:31 PM
oh i wont forget ;)

omg, i was at Target yesterday and i saw a black mini christmas tree for only $8. i was SO tempted to buy it :(. i wish my job allowed holiday decor cuz i would put that mug up on my desk with pride.

CinnamonBiscuit
11-24-2010, 03:35 AM
Those are cute ideas.

I'm not decorating for the holidays. I'm not in the mood and I'm just lazy.:p

GeorgiaApple
12-03-2010, 01:23 AM
Hey KB!

I saw a beautiful black tree with silver ornaments in Macy's near the INC clothes... I would love to do that but my 5 and 6 year olds would have a straight REVOLT up in my house... Your pink tree is cute.. and the wreath.

RunsWithScissors
12-15-2010, 12:44 AM
KB love the pink tree. Borders Books has a 6 foot hot pink one that I had my eye on. Cost too much though.

My tree has a Diva-licious theme this year. Shoes, shopping, boas, feathers, tiaras, diamonds, etc.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_K6X51AO1Yjc/TQgMLz-cCDI/AAAAAAAAAiw/CkDiDwM9OXo/s400/DSCF7380.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_K6X51AO1Yjc/TQgK0x-AjZI/AAAAAAAAAiw/NGEIssX6vWc/s400/DSCF7213.JPG

There's some of everything tucked in the tree...including champagne glasses :D
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_K6X51AO1Yjc/TQgMNU_zIAI/AAAAAAAAAiw/Ie5052IAp_Q/s400/DSCF7399.JPG

There are more pictures if anyone is interested....follow the zebra prancing around in Hot Pank! (http://picasaweb.google.com/117064362205762497723/OtherThings?authkey=Gv1sRgCOX1jKqHgKH9Xw#)

Akomas_Angel
12-15-2010, 01:33 AM
Dezi,

I want your tree. Please be warned that I may try to get in your house and take that tree.

Best Regards,

Da' Grinch aka MzCBL