It turns out that I have a very Crafty Sister-in-Law!  Magdalena is Crafty in different ways than I am: she can sew for one; I can’t even sew a button on straight!  I KNEW she would love scrapbooking, and I showed her how to scrapbook.  Her scrapbooks are great, too!

Magdalena decorated her home for Christmas in some very Crafty and inexpensive ways.   I know it’s after Christmas now, but you could also use these ideas for winter decorating as well.

My sister-in-law and her family have a Christmas tree and a Nativity set up for Christmas, but I loved the other simple decorations she made.  She used some pine branches, a ribbon, a votive and some pine cones from our yard to make an arrangement on the dresser in their entryway:

More pine branches in a simple vase she already had, in the guest bathroom:

A simple votive holder, inside a little glass dish with little red decorative stones from a discount store:

Cute, huh?  I have pine trees all around our house, yet I never thought to use them this way.  Have you made any home made decorations using nature?