Steph’s Tree ~ 7 Days before Christmas

Made with love…and hard work.

I am pretty proud of all my girls.  Not only do they go all out thinking of the most perfect gifts to give for Christmas, each of them is spending hours and hours creating handmade presents for the family.  And these gifts are not just popsicle-stick napkin holders, no.  We are talking heirloom quality stuff.  One daughter is giving her sister something she spent working 160 hours on.  Steph and Stormie have had weekly “Project Mondays” for weeks, both working on unique and thoughtful gifts.

I am just so impressed at what resourceful and loving women they have become, my “little women.”

Steph’s Tree.

Stephanie’s domestic creativity showed up on her Christmas tree this year.  I’ll let her explain it to you:

Here is my tree:

My colors are white, silver, teal, purple, and black.  My main inspiration was the ‘un-Christmas’ decor from Anthropologie*  


 I didn’t use most of my old ornaments this year.  I found things around the house to use and re-use/re-purpose for the decorations.  

The big flowers are made out of white tissue paper from the dollar store and old unwanted sewing patterns.

The garlands are made from $1.00 worth of string and yarn from the thrift store.  Stormie and I finger knitted each one – there is about 175 ft of it….I think:)

The little white flowers are made from white plastic grocery sacks and white pipe cleaners.


The ‘star’ on top is made from old black paper with writing ( I think it was a report of some kind) that I got for $1 from the flea market.  I didn’t want to do a traditional star – just something that would stand out.


This last photo is of Guini and Gemma inside the Anthropologie* store in Cherry Creek – LOVE their tissue paper poms!

Thanks for the peek inside the Kelley-Christmas household, Stephanie.  And for being such a thoughtful gift-giver.

3 thoughts on “Steph’s Tree ~ 7 Days before Christmas

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! Stephanie you did a beautiful job. I think my favorite part is the yarn garland and the tissue flowers.Oh and the snowman cause I love snowmen. My tree is covered with them.

  2. Hands down one of my favorite things about you and your ladies – the homemade gifts – I love it – I love the tree, I love it all – Isaac made an angle one sunday during church – it is one of the “homemade” items on our very “un-homemade” tree – I LOVE IT!

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