Nowadays, I fall somewhere in between the two extremes. I love to decorate the main living areas, but the bathroom may just get a Christmas scented candle and the children have grown (except the 11 year old daughter--she does her own room). But, decorating does involve putting away my usual decor and that includes artwork hanging on the wall. I love to create new things to take the place of my everyday wall decor like this ribbon tree.
My ribbon star was such a hit last year, that I decided to try a different ribbon creation this year. I started by joining together two pieces of barnwood.
I whitewashed the wood and then drew a Christmas tree with chalk.
Screw 1" screws into the points of the tree.
Tie a ribbon on the top screw--I did put a dab of hot glue on this to secure it.
Start wrapping the ribbon around the screws to create your tree.
Tie off the ribbon at the top. I forgot pictures of the rest of it, but I then added 4 screws to create the trunk and a red bow on the top.
I decided the tree needed garland so I added a few more screws UNDER the green tree ribbon and loosely wrapped jute around them.
You could make a BIG version of this and clothespin Christmas cards on the garland, but I like it as just some fun Christmas art--something fresh and a little different.