November 15, 2016

Frozen [Inspired] Christmas Tree & Wrapping Up the Holidays Link Party

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner, and many of us enjoy spending these special days with our dearest friends and family. I enjoy cuddling up on the couch with my kiddos and my husband and watching Christmas movies and snacking on yummy treats like popcorn, cookies, and candied apples with hot cocoa (or coffee). I really enjoy decorating our home for Christmas. I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to do so. Last year, we had a Frozen themed Christmas since my daughter adores Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.
I usually buy a green Christmas tree, but last year I decided to buy a white tree with blue lights. It's perfect for a Frozen themed Christmas! Since I had a new tree, I also needed new ornaments and a new Christmas tree skirt.

Here's a closer look at a few of the ornaments on our Christmas tree. I put a crown at the top of the tree because Elsa is the Queen of Arendelle, and Anna is a princess. I found the ornaments with the picture of Elsa and Anna at the Dollar Tree. I bought all that they had! I also purchased the ornaments with mirrored squares from the Dollar Tree. And our Elf on the Shelf was just hanging out in the tree for two reasons: 1. I was so busy crocheting and decorating for Christmas, and 2. My daughter touched the elf! Kids aren't supposed to touch the elf!!!

Instead of buying a Christmas tree skirt, I decided to crochet one. Our tree was decked out in blue, pink, and purple ornaments, so I chose the same colors for the crochet tree skirt.

I started my crochet tree skirt by making pentagons with pink, purple, and blue yarn. I made eight and joined them using a join as you go method.

After I joined the pentagons, I started crocheting in rows of double crochets. I crocheted the rows using white, blue, pink, and purple yarn.

I decided that this was big enough. But I may add more rows later.

After I was done making rows I went back to the center of the skirt and added a couple rows. I was going to close the skirt with buttons, but I decided to add crochet ties instead.

Now, it fits perfectly around the tree.

This was my first time crocheting a Christmas tree skirt, and I'm pleased how it turned out, especially since I did not follow a pattern.

Once I finished the skirt, I got busy wrapping our presents. I used a couple different Frozen wrapping papers. I bought my children mostly pajamas, books, and a couple movies since they already have a bunch of toys. This year, I plan on buying my daughter a Barbie house because she's accumulating a collection of Barbies that need a home, and I always wanted a Barbie Dream House. I also plan on making my son a crochet (or knit) sweater, some crochet socks, and who knows what else I'll buy!

So do you have any fun Christmas decor, traditions, recipes, DIY gift wrap, handmade cards, etc.? My Crafty Blog Friends and I would love to see them, so I'll hope you'll share them at our link party below! ↓

Welcome to the Wrapping Up the Holidays Link Party! This link party begins just before Thanksgiving, November 15, and keeps going all the way thru Christmas Eve, December 24. The theme is Gift Wrap, Cards, Tree Trimmings, Recipes, Holiday Traditions and Family Activities. There is no limit on links as long as they are family friendly. Feel free to dust off older posts and share them, too!

When you link to any one of our blogs, your post will be seen on ALL of these great sites!
What a lovely group of co-hosts!
Merry Everything and a Happy Always!

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