Can you believe we're less than a week away from Christmas 2018?! This will be my first Christmas in my new house (yay!) and I wanted to deck the halls. One thing though - I don't like to go overboard. My style is contemporary, casual chic, and a bit understated. So I only did a few decorations. Here's a look at my holiday deco:
Let's start at the door...I hung my wreath from last year, which is a silver-sprayed grapevine wreath with aqua embellishments. First thing you need to know about me - I don't do traditional green and red. My Christmas colors are aqua, teal and silver. I actually made this wreath myself at a #diy class at Michaels last year. All I had to was buy the wreath and they provided the decorations and glue gun. I went to the wreath decorating class with my older sister who also made one, and we spent about an hour at the store making putting it all together in one of their classrooms. It was super fun! I decided to use the wreath again this year because I liked it so much and it's a treasured memory with me and my sis. But I did change it a bit. My regular non-Christmas wreath was so fabulous that this Christmas one needed a little "zhush" ?
Oh, Christmas Tree
Teal, aqua and silver all day baby! As I mentioned earlier, those are my Christmas colors. This year, I kept that color scheme, but I changed 3 things with one easy trip to my local At Home store:
1). I decided to add a bit of blue to even out the color scheme, and I think it works well! I bought two large containers of Christmas bulbs at At Home that were a mixture of -- you guessed it!-- teal, aqua, silver (and clear) and blue bulbs! I only used a few pieces on the tree and the rest for my next project (see next section).
2). The second thing I added this year was a silver ribbon. I decided to do a cascading look, in which I draped the ribbon from the top of the tree down to the base. I was able to get 3 ribbon streams from one roll. I found that this pattern took the work out of putting up the ribbon, compared to having to go round and round the tree.
3) Finally, I added a new silver star. It's somewhat 3D and VERY silvery and glittery. For the record, this is one of the few instances in which I'll allow glitter inside my house! LOL.
Fireplace Bulb Garland
I really wanted to spruce up my fireplace and make it a focal point. I saw this garland design on several sites online and decided I could make my own! I had lots of bulbs that I bought at At Home which would be perfect. The only other pieces needed were wire string, which I got at Michaels and some Command hooks, which I already owned. I measured the length of the fireplace and doubled that length to determine the length of the wire (I felt that doubling the wire would make it stronger). Then I stringed the bulbs onto the wire one-by-one, and then hung the finished garland on the fireplace using the Command hooks (one on each side of the mantle) - it was THAT easy!
Christmas Bulb Pedestal Jar
I wanted to bring some of my colors into my dining room so I decided I would do a simple table top piece. I found this plastic Pedestal Jar at Target for less than $10. Then I filled it with some smaller aqua Christmas bulbs that I also bought at At Home. Honestly, I think it's all the table needed to balance out the room and bring Christmas into the dining room. When the holidays are over, I will use this jar to hold candy or cookies for when guests come over - a win win!.
Hope you enjoyed a little piece of Christmas in my home! How do you decorate for Christmas? Do you go all out or do you keep it simple like I do? Let me know in the comments below! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all!
About this page:
"T's Favorite Things" is all about the products and brands that I love! I'm sharing the love :)