Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pink Paislee 4 Christmas by Wendy

What's colour is your Christmas?

Christmas in my house is always a co-ordinated affair! When I was first married, I went mad for the traditional colour schemes - I still remember our first Christmas - I bought the most massive (faux!) tree we could afford + covered it with glorious gold + red baubles, fairy lights + luscious, fat, gold tinsel! + for good measure, a number of red wired ribbon bows!!!
After a few years I went all radical + tried a royal blue + silver colour scheme... not too bad...
Then, after a number of years of faithful service, the tree just wasn't 'fluffing up' the way it used to, + thus was relegated to the charity bin. So, an opportunity to really get radical & try some less conventional things! We spray painted a big bare branch silver & decorated it with white fairy lights + the most gorgeous set of pastel, lightly glittered glass baubles I've ever found (in my price range, that is!!).

Were we now live, we have no trees, so no branches to transform, instead I sourced some 'sticks' from a florist & tied them in bundles & created a type of espaliered stick tree, which we then decorate with 2 sets of decorations - 1 set I made using some Bazzill Bling in cream + pale blue. I cut diffent sized circles + hearts & tied them with ribbon. The other set is a collection of the most gorgeous rusty metal bells, stars & hearts. As I reread this, it sounds quite awful... but trust me, it's great!!

Anyhoo, the reason for that long, self-indulgent recounting of Christmases past, is to introduce my project - paper baubles using Pink Paislee's Christmas range in a lovely blue + rusty brown colour pallette. It's just perfect for my Christmas, + I hope you'll be inspired to try it yourself!
enjoy ;]

You can find this gorgeous Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co Paper here.

I'd love to hear your Christmas colour stories! Leave a comment - we love them! ;]


  1. you are so funny!! ....Anyhoo, the reason for that long, self-indulgent recounting of Christmases past.... I liked reading about it, though! You should so do a project documenting the decorations of Christmases past with photos and all! that would be cool!
    thanks for the tutorial!

  2. lol! fun fun fun project! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)