For the past 5 days, I've been stuck home with 2 feverish children. For self-preservation, I started creating Fall decorations.
This tussie-mussie was made from rolled up cardstock covered in Halloween fabric. I then used green trim to line the top and added an old burnt-orange button. Feeling satisfied with how it looked, I looped "fun fur" around the top of the cone to be used as a hanger, and attached a sparkly black pom-pom to the bottom.
The cone was filled with fragrant home-dried apples and oranges, tiny pinecones, faux leaves, and scented cinnamon sticks. Finally a vintage Halloween image of a child was tucked deep inside.
Taking care of sick kids, sleep deprivation, cabin fever, and being sick myself, left me feeling completely depleted. Making a simple Victorian cone brought me some much needed peace and genuine happiness.
Remember, in order to be good to others, we need to be good to ourselves.