Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Card Holder

Now that Christmas time is in full effect, the Christmas cards are arriving in the mail.  Instead of stacking them on a table this year, I want to display them in the open.  They're too pretty not to put out for everyone to see.

 
I hung and tacked a ribbon to the top of the entry closet door.  I wanted to use clothes pins to attach the cards to the ribbon.  Before I did that, I cut pieces of washi tape to decorate the fronts of them a little.

 
Now they look more festive with some color on them.

  
I think the cards add a perfect accent to the door.  Only a portion of the ribbon is exposed on the outside so I can lengthen it as more cards come in.


Now we can walk by and look at all the Christmas cards family and friends have sent us.

How are you displaying your cards?

 
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DIY Ornament Garland

I always drape a faux evergreen garland across the family room mantle.  This year, I was determined to dress it up with leftover ornaments.  This was a super simple project.


I started by laying my garland out.  I wrapped a couple pieces of ribbon around it first.  I decided to used gold, silver, and blue just like the tree.  I first attached the silver ornaments.  I attached the ornaments to the garland with ornament hooks that are meant for the tree.  I unbent the curves on the ends and made a v-shape in the center.  I hooked it through the ornament and tied it on like a bread tie.  I made sure to bend the ends in towards the garland so I wouldn't scratch the mantle.  I left enough space in between each silver because I wanted to add the others.  Sorry, I didn't take pictures of the process.


I then added the gold and blue, alternating the colors.  I tried to make the ornaments fall on different sides of the garland so it would look more natural.



I think this is such a simple but pretty touch to the mantle.  Adding the ornaments to the garland using the same colors as the Christmas tree ties both spaces together.  The tree is in the living room which is adjacent to the family room.

  
What special touches are you adding this year?

 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Gold, Silver, and Blue Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is finally up and decorated.  It took me a while since the kids wanted to help  I was re-arranging as we went since my daughter puts ornaments wherever.  My son was pulling off the ribbon as soon as I put it up.  Out of frustration, the tree sat for a week with just ribbon.

In years past I have done a gold and silver tree and a blue and silver tree.  This year, I combined all three colors of gold, silver, and blue.


I used the collection of ornaments I already had.  The only new thing I bought was the ribbon from Dollar Tree.  It's off white with gold stripes down the center.


In recent years, I've started using a ribbon bow as a topper instead of a star or angel.


I started with gold and silver round ornaments and added the blue ones at the end since I just wanted a pop of color.  They are an assortment of shiny, matte, glittered, and ribbed from Garden Ridge and Walmart.  I love the large gold stars from Dollar Tree.


There are also gold and blue glittered snowflakes.  Each of us have a glittered monogram as well.
 


I love the three colors together.


So glad this is done.  With the trimming of the tree comes lots of glitter on the floor.  Hooray!

 
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