Christmas Projects

I love Christmas. Everything about Christmas makes me happy! Celebrating the birth of Jesus, Christmas music, smelling evergreen even though I live in South Florida, holiday lattes at Starbucks, the list could go on forever! This year I hosted Thanksgiving in Fort Lauderdale so I tried not to decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving was over. It was hard but I succeeded. So instead of hitting the mall on Black Friday like I used to do I jumped out of bed on Friday morning to start decorating!

This is the first Christmas that I actually have a supply of Christmas decorations. Between the after Christmas sales last year and Kris' mom Terri giving me some of her amazing decorations I felt much more prepared. This year I went with a vintage country theme using lots of burlap, cranberries, fresh evergreens and vintage accessories & ornaments. Here are some pictures of my Christmas decorations so far...please excuse the poor lighting!

I made the wreath below for our front door using a plain wreath and cranberry garland from Michaels (about $4 each). I added some small pine cones as well that I had from Thanksgiving. I made the rosette from burlap and the bow from Pottery Barn vintage music sheet garland that we used for our tree. I am so happy with how it turned out!

One of my favorite blogs, My Sweet Savannah, inspired two of the projects below. Melanie from My Sweet Savannah posted a project idea from Making Memories, the scrapbooking company a few weeks ago. The project is a looped paper tree; you can find the tutorial here. Although I love the paper idea, I wanted to stick to my theme, so I made it from burlap instead! After I finished the body of the tree I decided to add a pine cone to the top of my tree and finish it off with a large cream grosgrain ribbon. I'm so excited about this little tree!

Sitting right next to my burlap tree is the stack of vintage books that I made earlier this fall; again inspired by Melanie from My Sweet Savannah. I added some cranberries to the top to make it more festive!

This wreath below was made from vintage books and a styrofoam easy to make, I promise! Here is a tutorial, but instead of rolling the paper, I decided to fold/fan mine at the bottom. This wreath is right next to my favorite handmade Santa can see the top of his head here!

I found this super cute fir tree pomander from Michaels for $3! I took off the red ribbon that was already attached and added my own red and cream plaid ribbon that I have used through out my Christmas decor.
My centerpiece for our dining room table was made from a square vase I already had, floral foam, fresh evergreen garland, greenery from my backyard and faux apples & cranberries from Michaels. I covered the bottom of the vase with some burlap and finished it with the same ribbon used on the pomander above! I was inspired by this beautiful arrangement from Pretties and Posies! Just discovered this is fabulous!

More to come soon! I am working on uploading pictures of our Christmas tree and some new items to my Etsy store including beautiful hand crocheted hats and rosette frames!
  1. Hi this Christmas tree is truly gorgeous and what makes it so special is the "skirt with the gold leaves" that you created : love that idea. My fav of all those is the one that showcase the tartan ribbon, big pine cones, and the huge bubbles in the traditional colors! Of course, they are very very nice and lovely. Thanks for sharing.


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