Friday, December 5, 2008

An Idea and A Contest

By now it is probably no surprise to you that I love glass ornaments. This year I thought it would be fun to add these to the top of one of our Christmas trees.

So I pulled out a few supplies and went to work. Using a wire berry spray and plain old tape, I slid one of the glass balls down onto one of the berry stems, then taped it in place.
I didn't want to lose the clip from the top of the ornament, because I probably won't do this next year, so I taped the clip onto the stem too. When I take the Christmas decor down, it will be there ready to clip back onto the ornament!
Then I just slid the "ornament sprays" down into the top of the tree. It made me smile and I was happy! I hope you are too! It's SO easy! Hurry, go make one for yourself!
And now for the contest. It is time to feature a December porch. So until Sunday evening at midnight, I will be accepting email photos of your porches all decorated for Christmas. On Monday, a team of five very qualified judges (as in my family huddled around the computer screen viewing email files) will select the winning porch and it will be posted on Tuesday. So come on y'all, start sending the photos. I've even given you the weekend to finish up the decorating. Yay! I'm so excited. This will be fun! AND it's all about fun and spreading cheer isn't it?

When you submit your photo, tell about yourself and your porch and your favorite part about decorating it for Christmas. You don't need to have a blog to participate. On my sidebar under Personal Links, if you click on "About A Romantic Porch" you will find my email.

If you'd like to know the story behind the vintage pixie elf and how he can come to live with you, just click here!

Have a wonderful day!
Love, Rachel


Esther said...

Oh, Rachel! That tree-topper ornament is both beautiful and brilliant! I love it! You are soooo good!

I don't have a porch to decorate, but I'll be watching to see the winner!

Have a happy day!

Love, Esther

Anonymous said...

Rachel, the tree topper turned out beautiful, what a great idea.


salmagundi said...

The tree topper is wonderful. I, too, love the glass ornaments. Now I need a third tree, so I can make a tree topper for it!! Sally

Tara said...

what a nice idea, Rachel--I am going to tune in to see these porches!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your tree top is just gorgeous!

Cute pixie too.


debi said...

I just found your pretty blog! I love your tree pretty!! That's an amazing idea, I'm just going to have to copy.
Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

I love this idea with the glass ornaments! I might have to try this out!! thank you for showing us how to do this with our trees!