. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Christmas here

December 10, 2014

Christmas here

christmas window pane

I started putting my Christmas stuff up the week or so before Thanksgiving and am glad I did.  This time of the year goes so fast and I'm glad I've had it up to enjoy it.   

christmas window pane

This window pane has been the best things I've found for our house.  (I found in someone's trash while I was on a run and carried it home.  Those things are heavy!)  I love adding garlands to it and finding things to put on the shelves.  I had pinned a cute Christmas print to put in the frame, but our printer is broken so there's scrapbook paper in there right now.  I cut out a bunch of circles from scrapbook paper and sewed them for the garland.  I bought the JOY letters at Hobby Lobby and painted them gold.  

deer canvas

I saw lots of similar things to this deer print on pinterest.  (1) I just freehanded it with pencil (2) outlined the black parts with a thin paintbrush  (3) Used a foam brush for the rest of the black (4) Painted the deer in gold.  I LOVE how it turned out!  

glitter vase

This vase was an old Target dollar spot find and I never ended up using it, so I painted it with a few coats of white paint, then used modge podge to pour glitter on the bottom half.  

christmas wooden box

I stuffed this box I found at Hobby Lobby with green garland and then broke apart the gold and red berry sticks and stuck them in there with some pinecones.

joy banner
square wreath

I looked online and in craft stores for a square wreath but couldn't find a cheap one.  I bought a $3 circle, plain wreath at Michaels and just bent the wire to make it square, then added a burlap bow! For the joy banner I cut out pendant shapes from an old text book and used black paint to do the letters.  




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11 comments:

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my GOODNESS!! You are the stinking DIY queen!! Look at you! I love everything!!! :) isn't Christmas the best time for decorating?

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looove it all!!

shelleystursma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the color of your dining area with the mustard/gold color! Great contrast!

Christina Schergen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can see all the love in the details!!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girrrrllll... I hope you are on these Christmas tours... I am seriously addicted... It is painful how creative these ppl are!!!!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How cute! I love all of the DIYs and special touches!

Kristina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have a few old windows we used at our wedding. The darn thing has 8 panes and I just can't figure out what to do with them. I love how they are hung next to the shelves! That deer head print is perfect! I can't believe you did it freehand.

Carolyn McAfee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute decor! I have those cute little Target vases! Love the old window and the paper banner.
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Carolyn
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Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it! How cute are your banners and your DIY art?! I need to get more crafty that way haha

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are a crafting queen! Your decorations look beautiful!!

-Sharon

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm moving in. :) Looks so lovely and cozy.