Today, Becca and I slaved over this arbor all day and we’re still not finished. Lights need to added, maybe a bow…..who knows what else we’ll come up with! I wound up scavenging around the edge of our woods and found tons of cedar, pine and other limbs that we could use. I gathered pine cones and she trimmed the holly bushes. It’s starting to look good!
Just when we thought we were out of stuff to use we were blessed with a ton of branches that otherwise would have been thrown away! When we loaded it in the trunk of the van it filled it up! I know it doesn’t look like much in the picture on the left, but trust me, it’s a huge pile and my wheelbarrow is full of holly. Tip: Go to your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or anywhere that has Christmas trees and ask for the parts they cut off the trees when people purchase them!
We also decided to make Christmas trees to go on the steps. We found a small cedar tree growing and Becca cut it down. What was funny was this was her first time cutting down a tree for Christmas! We have to go back tomorrow and get its twin! We’ll also be adding holly berries and fluffing it out with some more of the branches we got today. So far the only money we’ve spent was on the pots and spray paint for the pots. We picked out two plastic, clay look-a-like pots and spray painted them an oily, brown-black, hammered metal. That was only $11.97! Not too shabby!
Tonight, I’m going to work on the inside of the house and tomorrow after church, I’ll be celebrating my baby’s 18th birthday and working more outside. I’ll keep you posted!
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