Today I’m over at The Inspired Room sharing a little holiday home tour. I’ve already featured our yarn wreath that adorns our front door and our Christmas tree so this post helps round out the holiday decor. And I still have one last holiday vignette coming your way!
Before we jump on in, here’s a little back story: this is only our third Christmas as a family. And our first Christmas was spent adjusting to (and enjoying!) our little six-week-old son; decorating wasn’t exactly on our sleep-deprived brains. So it’s going to take a few years (and maybe more storage space) to collect a hearty Christmas collection of meaningful trinkets but we’re on our way!Going in my theme of deep red and natural wood elements, I added this cozy blanket to our couch. It stays that way until Anak gets a chill and tears it off. It’s confusing, I know. Blanket, decoration, blanket, ah!I thought this would be an easy way to add more wood elements without breaking the bank (if I would have thought ahead, I could have saved our popsicle sticks this past summer!).We don’t have a mantel so I used these stretcher boards to hang out stockings.Anak’s “gingerbread” house that he made at day care. Psst, it’s really graham crackers!
We’ve been collecting pine cones for months. I added a bit of white paint and glitter and threw ’em in a bowl. Glitter, such a bad idea. I know I’m still going to be finding specks of it by the time March hits. Oh, my little snowmen dish towels. I feel giddy just typing about them. I can’t believe I’ve yet to name them…I picked up these three styrofoam trees at the dollar store. I had some leftover moss, jute, and felt from other projects so I snapped to it.
The mossy tree got a coat of gold paint. I’m sure moss appreciates a bit of glam, who doesn’t?And here’s my little trio of trees hanging out on our TV. I sorta ran out of hot glue sticks (I lose brownie points for that as a self-proclaimed DIY blogger, right? I liken it to a bar running out of beer) so I used Elmer’s glue. Joke’s on me! Those felt flowers I had left over from my yarn wreath. As for mossy, dunno if he’ll be joining us again next Christmas.Some felt bunting for our kitchen. I used puffy paint but created designs to look like embroidering.
How long did it take for you to complete you Christmas decorating collection? Are you still getting there? Does *NSync sing your favorite holiday tunes, too?