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That’s right! You can see the Christmas spirit all around my house (yippie!). With Christmas right around the corner, we decided the crank up the Christmas tunes, bring out the good ole tree and get to decorating! This year I have been in LOVE with chevron and burlap, so what better time to combine them than Christmas? I can’t take credit for all my decorations, but I can point you in the right direction! All the lovely ladies I work with are absolutely fabulous and should definitely be on your list for next year (or this year, it might not be too late!).
It all began with the wreath, lol. A lovely friend of mine, owner of Snazzie Frills, always has amazing wreaths. When she posted this one, I knew it was love at first sight! This very wreath is what started my chevron and burlap themed Christmas, and of course I had to get the matching banner, too! Love them both. The banner is made using that awesome new chalkboard fabric, so you can write a little Christmas message right on your banner and change it every day if you want! That’s too much work for me, but wonderful idea all the same! Stop by her page and show her some love, you won’t be disappointed!
Now I’ll admit, I was a bit horrified when I plugged in my tree this year and :: bam :: multicolored lights are shining bright. I had completely forgotten (no offense if you like multicolored lights, they’re just not my thing). So, since I have such a wonderful husband, he dashed out to the store to pick me up some white globe lights and saved the day! So, yes, my tree has white lights, just like I always wanted, lol.
I was fortunate to stumble across a fabulous local business by the name of Cherry Barn Originals that hooked me up with a fabulous tree skirt in burlap and chevron. (she also does fabulous clothing, check her out!).
Isn’t it just amazing?!? I am just in awe every time I look at it. She also hooked me up with matching stockings for the family, but we’ll get to that in a moment. So with this fabulous tree skirt, the pressure was on for me to really do it up good for the tree… so what better than matching tree streamers? Check them out, I was quite impressed with myself…
I’ll let you in on a little secret… I actually recycled the burlap chair sashes I had for Thanksgiving! It may be difficult to see, but I have a layer of bunched burlap on the bottom and red chevron ribbon on the top. Together, they look awesome with the red ornaments to set them off. I just bunched up a burlap bow on top and ta-da.
I was really torn over my stockings this year because… WE DIDN”T HAVE ANY! What kind of mother doesn’t have stockings for her family? Well, this is our first Christmas as a family, so I guess I will cut myself some slack, but geez, I was horrified (again!). It’s been a traumatic series of events here, lol. But now, with this fabulous tree skirt on the way, I just HAVE to have matching stockings! Luckily, my girl Jennifer (Cherry Barn Originals) hooked me up (again!) with coordinating stockings! They are all different, but the same, you know? I call them awesome! We also have a sweet little Baby’s First Christmas stocking snuggled right in the middle. Best. Stockings. Ever.
I didn’t want burlap actually on the stockings. The only thing consistent about my decorating is that it always changes. So instead, I just tucked some burlap in there with my stocking hangers and I love how it turned out. So simple. As you can see, we decided to hang ours on the window sill this year, right next to our tree. They look so cute together.
This next idea was shared to me by a good friend I work with and it was just too cute not to steal! Now, the original snowman idea was made with a full-sized tree, but I decided to go with a little skinny-mini tree so that it would fit in my dining room and am SO happy with how it turned out! The eyes, mouth and buttons are all made out of coal (aka Christmas ornaments), the scarf is chevron ribbon, the hat was pre-made in the children’s Christmas craft area, the carrot nose is rolled up orange cardstock and the arms are recycled twigs from my Give Thanks tree from Thanksgiving! It was super easy and is now my kid’s favorite tree in the house, lol.
And last but not least, what Christmas décor is complete without a Countdown to Christmas? This project is another recycle from Thanksgiving! I used that wonderful chalkboard paint (the spray can variety), covered a piece of poster board with it, slapped it in the frame and called it done. For this project, I added a little burlap, changed up the message and it’s a great addition to our home. The kid’s think it’s really fun, too — between the countdown and the snowman, this is their favorite corner of the house, lol.
So are we ready for Christmas or what? I love the fact that just walking through my house lifts my Christmas spirit! I can’t wait to get back on Pinterest and find some more great ideas to add to our home. Who says Christmas is only for kids? Not me, but I do try to include them in everything I can. They’re not much for decorating, but they’ll sing Christmas songs and eat cookies with me, and that’s what I call good company. That’s what I love about each and every one of these projects… they may not be magazine worthy or be featured on blogs around the world, but I have real projects for real people and families. Let’s face it, with kids in the house, it’s hard to get anything done, much less a perfect Christmas mantel. I don’t even have a mantel, lol.
Thanks for joining us again today, we’ll have more Christmas fun for you right around the corner. Remember, only 15 days left until the big day!
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