oh how things have changed. as a mother of two and on the other side of the decorating game, i revere the beauty in simple holiday decor. instead of it looking like santa threw up all over our home, i like things to be neatly and purposely placed. i value quantity over quality. sure it looks like the holidays are here, but done in a much more restrained manor from when i was a wee one. that is, until stella grows up and demands more more more in reference to holiday paraphernalia and i then will just give in like all good mamas should.
in keeping with beautiful simplicity this holiday season, here is a DIY that will take you all of five minutes. if you have little ones, you can even go on a pine cone hunt with them beforehand like stella and i did. and if you don't, well i suppose hunting for pine cones solo would be just as delightful as long as you've got a christmas album playing on your headphones. i recommend this one, by the way.
step one, gather materials.
step two, tie pine cones on your candy cane striped bakers twine.
step three, place garland over a vintage map or the fireplace mantle or even over your bed.
i think i am going to keep this sweet little decoration up for a better part of the new year. it's just too darling not to.