My nativity set is new and little bare. It's a collection I'd like to add more pieces to in time, but for this year I decided Mary and Joseph needed some fun, colorful trees [matching my Christmas decor, of course] behind them.
So I hit the craft store in search of some inspiration:
50% off of the ribbon spools was inspiration enough, so I got some styraphoam trees and made a plan.
Real simple! I just took the ribbon and made a ruffle with low tension and long stitch length on my sewing machine. If I pressed the pedal fast enough the ribbon just ruffled up on its own.
Then I hot glued a band of ribbon all the way up the trees, and ta da:
Not too bad!
and just enough color for the corner of my mantel too!
This could have easily been done using felt or spare pieces of fabric too!
I've got a couple more Christmas crafts I'm planning on trying to get to, but if you're looking for more inspiration or a little project to do, most of my Christmas decorations are all handmade. One of my favorites is my fabric scrap wreath:
Oh how I'd much rather play with crafts than clean the kitchen.... but duty calls ya'll! Have a lovely Wednesday!