It is here, the Christmas season is upon us. My basement has toys hidden and stuffed all over, the wrapping paper is being stocked up on, the Christmas music is blaring. And my home has been officially Christmas-ified. As my kids say, our house is ready for Santa.
I am going to give a lot of tutorials from the things you see here in this tour. I just wanted to get this out there, share it with you guys. And then I will break down projects with more pictures and detailed steps.
This wood pallet snowflake is one of three we made. This is the small one. I had seen a few of these popping up online and wanted a go at it. I am so happy with the results and will be sharing this project shortly. I am too excited to get it out there, I am a giddy crafter.
I always try to use some things year after year. One thing I can remember growing up is my Grandma would decorate with certain things every year. And it would not be Christmas without her constant additions to our home. This little wagon and the train on the console table were two of the things she always put out. I love that she gave them to me a few years ago. It is nice to create new, but to also recognize family traditions.
This giving tree I created for my fall decor. I added some green garland around the base of the vase and it becomes perfect for Christmas. It is good to be thankful all the time.
This is a new location for our Christmas tree. We have always put it on the right side of the fireplace. But this year I switched it up. I also confused our kids because they assumed that we were going to get two trees when we started setting it up on this side. I guess my kids are creatures of habit. And their habit is the tree on the right side of the fireplace.
Yes, Gavin and Teddy being all cute and comfy on the couch is part of my Christmas decor.
The large snowflakes make an appearance. I love how big they are. I have a few larger pieces on the fireplace mantel this time around. They are all statement pieces. I created the reindeer art myself by free hand drawing it. Most terrifying thing I have ever done. I have seen a few silhouette reindeer art pieces and wanted a go at it. I like the whimsical and bright fireplace mantel.
These little guys hold my kids stockings. They are the cutest things ever. And yes, each child has a designated hook. Dale and I did not do this, the kids decided on their own. And they will throw down if someone tries to take “their” hook.
I purchased these red pillows from Target last year. It was a bit of a splurge for me, and hard for me to do because I did nothing but cut off the tag. My DIY self was cringing. But, they are so great, I fell in love with them. It was love at first sight, I think it was mutual. They were giving me a look, enticing me to take them home. And one year later we are still happily cuddling on the couch.
My trusty glass hurricanes. They are the one thing I am constantly changing. It is a great way for me to change up with the season or the holiday. I don’t know why I got so lucky with my kids not touching these. But they do not care about them at all. Other then my rock obsessed Gavin who adds rocks he finds outside to the glass hurricane when there are rocks in it. He calls it his rock collection. I can handle that kind of interest.
This hanging wreath is something new I created this year specifically. I have already shared it here. I am in love with the dramatic and rustic feel to this. I am kind of obsessed with it. I mean, stare at it instead of the TV when I am on the couch obsessed. Is that weird?
These little wire Christmas trees will be featured in the future at Homedit
. I will be sharing the full tutorial.
My Grandma on my Step-Moms side lets my kids pick out stuffed animals from her house every year for Christmas. She enjoys buying them and then seeing what the kids pick. My kids have designated this as the stuffed animal rest stop. I do not set them up, move them, or rotate which ones end up in their beds. This is all my three little lovelies doing. And I would not have it any other way.
Bringing nature into the home for Christmas decor this year.
I got a little creative and used the same type of garland from the hanging wreath and hung it on my dining room chandelier. I am going up this year with decor I guess. The skies the limit. Well, really just the ceiling, Dale wont let me knock out the ceiling and put in windows. So I am limited to this for now.
I bought this Santa countdown from Target to save my sanity. With the Christmas decorations up my kids assumed that Christmas was coming soon. I am talking when they wake up in the morning. So this is a necessity, each morning with breakfast I roll the numbers back and they have a visual on how long until Christmas. I know I could have made one, but I just needed peace from the constant questions. This was the quickest solution.
I have a secret ingredient for this snow in the mason jars. No I am not going to tell you yet, it will all be revealed. And yes, you need read that in a mysterious tone of voice. This is some deep stuff. Fake snow!
Ignore the Micky Mouse TV show on in the back ground. It was the only way I could take advantage of the morning light coming in the house and keep Gavin out of my hair while I took the pictures. He is lost with Nora and Caleb in school, so his newest playmate is Mommy.
That is it my friends! My Christmas home tour is complete. It is surprising how much I have changed it since last year. I realized I did not share my Christmas decor from last year here on the blog. I will have to do a post with my decor from last year. There is some definite changes. Who knows what next year will bring. This year I know one thing, my Christmas decor according to my kids is just one big welcome wagon to Santa. Well then, bring it on big guy, we are ready for you!