I was planning an epic holiday home tour this year, but guess what?
Santa didn’t send his cleaning elves my way!!
I have for you the compressed version! Meaning the clutter, unused craft supplies, heinous gift wrap mess, yeah- I cropped that out. I’d love for you to think my holiday home is pristine and just so, but with two little monsters, and a catering business that is crazy busy at the holidays, it just didn’t happen. For this holiday home tour I’d like to show you a few of my favourite Christmas decorations, I hope it fills your crafty, holiday decor loving heart!
If you missed how easy is was to create this Wood Slice Garland, you’ll want to check that out before you leave!
Decorate windows by hanging tulle and oversized ornaments from a tension rod.
I’ve created countless advent calendars over the years but this wooden one I found at a summer sale still remains my favourite. My kids love the knit snowmen I made for them. Every time I walk by they’ve changed their position (they like to take naps even!).
The star of the show! I love to decorate my trees. This year I used a new double faced red satin from May Arts Ribbon. Unfortunately there aren’t many strong branches on the tree so everything started to droop right away.
Here it is, the one cleanish room in my house!
This holiday card holder is one of the best things I’ve EVER made for myself, it’s so functional… we’ll see how storage goes! I made these plant pot ribbon trees last year, and they are still one of my favourite pieces of christmas decor!
Remember how I told you about growing up with a Christmas tree farm in my Joy wreath post? Well… I love to make fresh greenery arrangements too!
With my two wee ones in our house we have loads of Reindeer games going on around here!
Christmas tree #2, I kept this guy just neutral, and simple! I made this May Arts Ribbon banner to share over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog.
I’m not fortunate enough to have a mantle so the window sill has to do to hang the stockings. I quilted these guys a few years back and still love them as much as when I made them. However, I did consider using these Chic Stockings too!
The DIY Christmas village is another one of my children’s favourites. They like to drive the car around the houses, and turn on the lights when it gets dark.
Each year my daughter gets a new Department 56 Snow Babies collectable from her Grandmother. Both of the kids squealed for joy when we got them out of the boxes.
I created this simple piece of holiday decor from a dollar store clipboard, some May Arts Ribbon and Mod Podge.
This is my kiddos tree, they decorated all by them selves. I think they did quite a good job!
My whole life I’ve got the “Yes Virginia There is A Santa Claus” phrase from every person I know (it’s a movie in case you don’t know). I’ve always hated it, but his year I decided to embrace it and paint myself a Christmas sign!
We didn’t get many holiday decorations up outside this year, just a few lights, and we hung Santa’s suit out to dry!
Hubby also had to decorate the kids playhouse. I snapped a shot at the last minute, sorry its not a great one!
That concludes this Holiday Home Tour… if you can call it that! Only 4 days to go, can you hardly wait?!!
Check out some of my favourite holiday crafts
Personalized Photo Ornament
Joy Wreath Sign
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