There’s always a mystery with the Christmas spirit that makes the mood of the surroundings different. Probably bonuses we get from our companies, gifts we receive and give, parties, decorations, etc. But whatever the reason is Christmas is always my favorite season. Although celebrating it without the whole family leaves a big gap on me, I know I still have to celebrate it. After all, “happiness is an inside job” according to my mom (a quote which she adopted from William Arthur Ward).
I know decorating will bring happiness in me. So I have to make something for this season. And bring the happiness that I long for.
Since buying Christmas décor is impractical for me, I decided to create something small, simple and as much as possible I will create a décor that I won’t spend too much. Is it possible? Yes of course! Just explore and find inspirations from surroundings. Just like the coffee filters I used for my mini Christmas trees.
I only spent for stick glue for this décor (and yeah, electricity). The stand is a candle holder, a second hand item that was given to me. The previous owner said that his wife changed décor and that they don’t need it anymore. People here can simply throw things. They’d love to buy and throw when they don’t like it anymore. And I’m one happy recipient ‘coz I know I can make something out of it.
For the coffee filters. I found this humungous filters at work. Apparently it’s a wrong order, instead of throwing it, I decided to cut an inch of the edges so that it will fit on the basket of the coffee maker machine. I collected it over a month. I can’t resist hoarding scraps ‘coz I see beauty in them that others neglect to notice.
Here’s a time-lapse of how I made my mini Christmas tree. As you can see I used plastic and coffee cups to build the cone. It is easier that way. But you can also make a cone out of cardboard.
Looking at it awakens the creative side of me and simply brings joy within me.