Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Coop


Last weekend I worked outside to decorate the house 
and I had some decorations left over. 
What was I to do with them?
Duh, of course…DECORATE THE COOP!
I used red tulle left over from my wedding decorations.
Yes I still have wedding decorations from 7 years ago.
I told you can’t throw anything away!
Anyway…I wrapped the pillars with the red tulle.
I then stapled up some stockings.
(Last year the stockings were hung on the shutters on our house)
I had 2 (plastic) candy swags that my mom gave me a couple years ago that I had yet used.
I hung 1 over the door and 1 over the stockings.
THANKS MOM, they worked perfect!
Then used some left over ribbon and 
tied a bow to the wreath that was already on the door.
I wrapped a candy bead garland around the cream can full of chicken feed 
and tied a red bow on it. 
The candy bead garland was also from my mom. 
She was cleaning out her Christmas stuff a couple years ago and gave a lot of it to me. 
She knew I wouldn’t turn down free decorations (well free anything really).
I did buy 4 things for the coop decorations. 
I bought 4 candy canes at Dollar General (1$ each)
TIP WHEN DECORATING OUTSIDE...
Don’t worry about making it perfect.
The wind, sun, dog, cat, rain, snow, etc will mess it up anyway. 
So don’t fuss too much. 
When I tie bows I just throw them together and scrunch them up.
I literally scrunch them in my hands. 
It makes them look more relaxed and they are going to look like that sooner or later anyway.


14 comments:

  1. How cute! I want to decorate now. I love the blog header. Following from the blog hop:)

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  2. Adorable! Love it. Please share at my Blog Fest also! http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-9.html

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  3. hi, i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  4. This is so cute! I want a little chicken coop so bad!

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  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments. It looks better today. Covered with beautiful white snow!

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  6. Hi Suzi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Barn Hop.

    This is so adorable. Anyone who decorates a chicken coop is a friend of mine. I just added myself as a follower!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  7. Love this. Great coop design AND fantastically decorated!

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  8. So cute! Now I want to decorate ours! You left a comment for me asking how many chickens we have... we have 9 altogether now. They're all cochins, there are 2 roosters and 7 hens!

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  9. Wow that is a ton in common! My step son is 14. His name is Bryce! We're looking in to getting some milk goats, what kind do you have?

    I love, love, love your blog too! I found it this weekend from a comment on that amazing shabby chic chicken coup!

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