I finally got some of my many small Christmas trees decorated. I made or painted most of the ornaments, but some may look familiar. The little angels with cascading ribbons came from our shabbilicious creator, Kerryanne, who graciously provided a free printable of the angels as well as instructions. I think they turned out beautifully and I plan to use them every year.
I painted the large papier mache ornaments in pastel colors and then glazed them with light streaks of a pearled white paint by Martha Stewart which catches the light. On this tree I only used white, pastel or clear ornaments. While I did not crochet the snowflakes, I did make the tiny white mittens and winged boots.
I saw the mittens and boots on a lovely tree in a decorating book years ago and they had been handmade by the authors in white felt and decorated with gold thread and tiny bells. The boots were a bit more difficult as they needed black soles and golden wings. The tiny elves who would wear the boots must have very long narrow feet.
I am not quite finished as I am painting small houses to rest in the "snow" under the tree and I need to refurbish poor Santa's robe above as I have had him for many years and his lovely hooded robe appears to be disintegrating. Never fear, by next week old Saint Nick will be beautiful again. He has a long night ahead of him on Christmas Eve and the very least I can do is make him warm!