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)
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.


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

  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

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


    new follower bev

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

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

  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…

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

  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!

  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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