There is nothing more seasonally satisfying than walking past a beautiful Christmas window. When the owner of the Little Gem coffee shop in Gordon phoned me to ask if I could create something beautiful for his window I was only too happy to oblige.
Something like this takes planning and hours to put together. Once installed there are of course always tweaks but it came together beautifully. If you have the time and love creating, you too can do something like this for your own home.
It's as easy as going for a walk. This time of the year I need to burn calories so you can kill two birds with one stone. If you want time out then go by yourself or take the kids. I more often than not take my kids because they carry everything for me!!! Go looking for pretty branches, gather many. Have a colour theme in mind and arm yourself with plenty of baubles, twine and ribbon. Once you set yourself up start experimenting with the placement of the branches, take your time and when you're happy use an elastic band to secure them at the base. Now you just need to decide whether you want your branches hanging or placed in a vase, rustic bucket or basket.
If you are lighting your display now is the time to twine your lights through the branches, test them first, make sure they are working! (usually the best for this sort of display are the wire lights attached to a small battery pack which you can then hide in the bottom of your decoration). Do the ground work first is my tip. I know the urge to get to decorating is bubbling away with excitement but if you lay the foundations your finished piece will be all the more fabulous.
Once you are satisfied you can start the fun bit and get to creating an amazing display. Think rustic, farmhouse, winter wonderland, deserted island, beach, mountains the options are endless really, limited only by your imagination. So..... time to get cracking. Off you go for that walk......... enjoy the creativity.