I’m thrilled you are here today to check out my snowflake-themed Christmas tree.
How did a snowflake-themed Christmas tree come about?
Well, it went a little something like this:
Absolutely No One:
Me: I have six tiny doilies that could look like snowflakes if I squint. Do you know what that means? Time for a snowstorm to hit this Christmas tree!
And that’s how my brain works.
I’m not a minimalist, but the majority of the time I skew more minimalist than maximalist in my decorating style.
However, you can toss that rule out the window and stomp on it a few times when it comes to me and a Christmas tree decorating theme. That’s how I ended up making a small mountain of paper snowflakes for my snowflake-themed Christmas tree.
If I’m going to have a personality quirk, at least this one results in a pretty Christmas tree!
But why paper snowflakes when this entire snowflake-themed Christmas tree started with tiny crocheted doilies?
I’m so glad you asked. You are really paying attention to this story. I like that about you.
Six tiny crocheted doilies do not a snowstorm make.
If I wanted a figurative snowstorm to hit my artificial Christmas tree after I popped it out of the box that meant I was going to have to learn how to crochet.
I had this snowflake-themed Christmas tree idea in September. I had plenty of time to learn how to crochet.
In truth, I did have plenty of time to learn. In actuality, I lacked motivation.
There. I said it.
Although, I did briefly think about being motivated enough to learn. I even watched some YouTube videos on how to crochet snowflakes.
I could definitely do it.
However, if past behavior is indicative of future behavior then that scarf I’ve been trying to finish knitting for the last five years is a good indication that I was probably not going to master crocheting in three months.
That’s why I pivoted to paper snowflakes.
And pivot hard I did.
I watched a couple of YouTube tutorials and just like that I was a woman on a snowflake crafting mission.
I made snowflakes out of computer paper, brown kraft paper, and even paper bags. If you left a piece of scrap paper lying around long enough I probably would have turned it into a snowflake. No paper was safe once I got started.
We do a lot of hard home renovation projects around here, so I think I was craving something mindless to create with my hands when I had downtime at night.
Or I lost my marbles.
Either way, I think it worked out.
I did not entirely give up on the crochet snowflake doily idea though. I just cheated a little and bought any small doilies (snowflake or otherwise) that I saw at the thrift store. I starched the doilies and hung them on the tree as ornaments.
Someone spent time crocheting those doilies and I’m happy I could put them to use when no one else wanted them. Call it my good deed for the day.
I had fun with this snowflake-themed Christmas tree. It’s amazing what you can create with a glue gun and paper you have lying around the house.
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