Thursday, December 1, 2011

Simple Christmas Decorations

I’ve been having fun getting my house all decked out for Christmas. Since I’m now officially a stay-at-home-mom and not bringing home a paycheck anymore, I’m going to need to find ways to make our budget stretch a little further. I haven’t spent much on Christmas decorations over the past few years—just buying a clearance item here and there. But this year, I thought it would be good to happily decorate my home for free.

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The wall above the buffet in our dining room has felt really bare lately (you can see it in the background of some pictures in THIS post). So I took down my rose painting and replaced it with the large mirror that hung over my mantel before we put the TV there.

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Then, using canvases I already had, I painted them black and then wrote, “Oh holy night the stars are brightly shining” on one and “It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth” on the other. Some stars with glitter were a nice finishing touch.

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I also used the framed burlap from my fall décor and added ric rac Christmas trees (inspired by A Pumpkin and  a Princess).

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The shelves and buffet below were then set up with decorations I already had.

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Last year I painted the “O Come let us adore Him” canvas and like how the stars fit in with the canvases on the wall. The gold tree was bought on clearance at Kohls, and I made the ruffle and berry trees last year.

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The star in this picture was an old tree topper that I just bent the coil back on to create a base for it to lean against.

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And I love my Willow Tree nativity. Nolan spent our first few Christmases together getting me the set. Growing up, my family usually set up an antique German nativity scene on this buffet, so I love carrying on that tradition in my own home. I forgot to add the sugared fruit and berries and gold pine cones I usually include in the garland on the buffet before taking pictures.

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I love the way it all came together!

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4 comments:

  1. your Christmas decorations look fabulous. i LOVE your little framed rick-rack trees...i'm in love with rick-rack.

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  2. Beautiful! Especially love the O Holy Night pieces.

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  3. Yay for Christmas decor! I love how interchangeable things are...and how you can make them that way...thinking outside the box! Looks so festive! I also like how the mirror looks above the buffet! Definitely fills up the wall more! Can't wait to see it in person one of these days! ;)

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