I’m so excited to be a part of the 12 Days of Christmas tour, 30 bloggers in 12 days!
This is Day One!
Before I show my home tour I wanted to share how I came up with this years Christmas themes in my home. Every year in August I start thinking of what direction I will go in for my Christmas decor for that year. This year I decided I wanted to change my previous themes up. For the last few years I had been using gold, bronze, ivory and white for my colors on one tree and red and white for the other tree. After contemplating the direction I wanted to go in, I was inspired to change my themes up for two new directions…. This year I decided to dedicate a tree each to my parents. My mom and dad both passed away and not a day goes by when I don’t think of them. So let me introduce you to the living room tree which I refer to as “The Tree of Grace”. My moms favorite color was white. She had a great eye for home decor and fashion. She was always a year or two ahead of the masses when it came to these two things! I came up with a way to make all new decorations for this tree with hardly any money spent at all. The ornaments I made were from paper, pipe cleaners and clear beads, I had everything on hand except the pipe cleaners which cost less then $5.00.
I change the stockings up with the different themes I use, since I was going mostly white in the living room this year I used these Pottery Barn stockings I bought about 9 years ago.
DIY Faux Fur Pillows made from a throw blanket.
I always use both white lights and color lights on my trees that way I can have whichever set on that I’m in the mood for.
The color lights at night feels like Christmas when I was a little kid!
Now for the tree I am dedicating to my dad, which I call “The Edward”. My dad was a master carpenter who knew electrical and plumbing as well. He is my inspiration for many of my DIY projects. Because of him I know my way around a tool shop, I can do my own plumbing and electrical too. For this tree I used some of my father, grandfather and great grandfathers hand tools and some plaid ribbon. The tree topper is a upside down garden lantern! For this tree the only cost was to purchase the ribbon which was only a few dollars.
Garden Lantern for a tree topper!
Hand Tools for Ornaments!
DIY Wooden Sign and craft stick trees! Check back for the tutorials on the trees! The sign was made from some scrap wood and vinyl decals/lettering using the silhouette! The burlap stockings are ones I made a few years ago this year I just changed up the ribbon to match this years theme.
The white nativity was made by my father. He made a set for each of my siblings and myself, I was 7 years old when he made these. So happy to have this as it brings back great memories of my childhood.
DIY Deer Head stay tuned for a tutorial on this!
The “tree skirt’ is one of my dads flannel shirts!
I still love green, red and white together for Christmas so I used those colors in my kitchen!
The Dining Room I kept the decorations to a minimum, just a wreath and a simple vase of sprays.
The bedroom I kept a little more modern or contemporary this year. Usually I use red and white gingham check curtains with red and white toile bedding. This year I wanted things a little more colder and cleaner looking. This is also the first year in a long time that I didn’t use a third Christmas tree in the bedroom. Using sticks from my yard with some extra silver ornaments and some glass chandelier pendants for a contemporary arrangement. Two silver cone trees with two white deer. Check back for the tutorial on how I made that artwork!
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