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Thank you so much for all the kind comments and emails about our study makeover! It took forever but sometimes life gets in the way. ha. This past weekend we had a second Thanksgiving that my mom cooked for everyone including my brother and his family. On Thanksgiving day, my brother spends the day with his wife’s family so my mom has made it a tradition for the past 10 years, to have a second Thanksgiving the Saturday after. During dinner we were talking about our blog and all of the DIY Christmas decorating ideas we have as well as the Christmas projects my grandfather is working on. I think he has cut out 100 wooden snowmen. No joke. Anyway, I have rounded up our top DIY Christmas decorating, crafts and projects over the course of the year, some new and some old.
Our Christmas family room from last year was a red and white theme. Layering red pillows and a coordinating throw is an easy way to dress up a couch or chair. Looking to create a wow factor? Try hanging wreaths with matching ribbon on the windows. Adding a shelf to the wall behind the couch allowed me the ability to create a pretty Christmas vignette.
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Create a Christmas vignette on a table top. Dressers, chests or small accent tables are perfect to create a pretty display on. I used an old picture frame and hung red ornaments with red ribbon to create height on the above shelf.
Create an owl Christmas tree topper.
Making your own DIY ornament wreath is actually very easy. I had never made one until a couple weeks ago and I am so glad I did.
Looking for a more traditional wreath craft? Our DIY boxwood wreath is the perfect solution. Many times when I purchase boxwood, it smells like cat pee. Yes, it sure does! However, this wreath didn’t and it adds the perfect green color to our entry way.
Decorate your dining or kitchen table with fresh greens and candles.
Decorate a Christmas tree in a specific theme. First start by choosing your color. Most stores will already have the colors coordinated and packaged together. For the tree below, I used the Martha Stewart Winterberry collection and purchased red ribbon to use as garland. So easy!
Don’t forget to add a few Christmas items to your bathroom! I know that sounds crazy but trust me, you will enjoy it and so will your guests :). For this bathroom below, I used blue as my accent piece and simply added ribbon around a frame and vases. Along with a few fun hand towels, the bathroom was complete.
Or if red is your color, incorporate red and white hand towels along with fresh greens.
Don’t forget the kiddos! A hot chocolate party will please them, trust me :).
DIY wall art is a quick and easy way to add color to a room. For these next projects, scrapbook paper and ornaments were my go-to items.
Another fun scrapbook craft is this whimsical DIY paper star.
Add pops of color using throw pillows and blankets as we did below in our study. This is a perfect way to spread Christmas cheer, even to a playroom!
DIY Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be fun if you take one room at a time. I find that for me, I get overwhelmed if I try to do the entire house at once. Start small and work your way through the house. We have a surprise for you tomorrow morning so check back early, it’s going to be fun!
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What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.