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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.