There is no doubt that the busiest times in all of our lives are right now. The brink of Thanksgiving, catapults us into a frenzy of lists of gift ideas for friends, extended family, and those near and dear. Days are short, and if your like me, your are arriving at work, were daylight is merely a rumor. After a few weeks of shorten days, and a Vitamin D deficiency, it begins to deflate your creative thoughts, so our thoughts are any type of creativity… any DIY – should be embraced. In today’s day and age, I know I get so caught up with out-doing that “Pin” I just threw on our Project board, trying to make everything better than the inspiration. Too many times I look at a project and wonder how I can put my touch on it… With time so very precious, and creativity sometime sparse, lets not under-appreciate those super quick and super easy DIY’s that fit the need of the season. Those small, 20 minute surges of creative thoughts can still transform a space drastically, and that brings me to this weeks-Simple DIY for the soul.
This project took all of 20 minutes and the entire process from cuts to application can be found (here) at my Ryobi project page, where you will also see a few other projects, like what we did to an extra closet in the house (key: suspense). But with this project it got me thinking… thinking about how much this added just another layer of our seasonal design, and how we much design truly relies on the inspirations of mother nature herself. The LMB household is not unfamiliar with the use of Birch in its winter decor. The best part about the birch is it has the potential of having a little bit of extended display-time compared to the typical Christmas decor. While in the hectic pre-Christmas time, drapes of red’s or the occasional string of lights or garland will create that pop of the holiday, simply replacing the reds and lights with nature’s greens will transition that decor into a post holiday seasonal winter decor. Here are examples of how we have used Birch in our decor over the years.
Whether its cut and put on a table, screwed to a board, or bundled under the tree, you can add that level of nature into any season, especially those winters ones. Well-well, Go have some turkey and please appreciate your time with the family. Happy Thanksgiving, and as always Give Grace.