Grey January is a hard month for me. Living in Oregon means beautiful vegetation, but grey days most of the winter. So I needed a little crafting to get me feeling like my old self again. I’m so glad I was able to think ahead in December and purchase a few winter ornaments to use this January. Being creative always lifts my spirits!
Even though Valentine’s stuff is up in most stores by now, many of the Dollar Trees and craft stores are still clearancing off winter decor and so you can still get your hands on winter ornaments to inspire your own winter crafting.
Because I love to make things I can utilize for a long time and crafts that are not too time-intensive or expensive, my paint stick craft ladder has been a lot of fun. I found Melanie’s blog while looking for Dollar Tree inspired crafts and she has a ton of fun, practical, and inexpensive craft ideas. I made my ladder a bit smaller than hers in part due to my lack of precision when making my ladder, but honestly in an apartment sometimes smaller is better when it comes to decor.
I decorated the ladder with Christmas tree ornaments that I found at Dollar Tree that felt more Wintery than Christmasy. Evergreen garland, bells, snowy trees, snowmen, lanterns, ice skates, etc. are all free game for January decor in my mind. Or you could mix and match with Valentine’s day since it is coming quickly too.
Consider adding one of your ornaments to a simple green wreath like this one I purchased from Hobby Lobby a year and a half ago. Enjoy!