Christmas is my favorite holiday. Here in the United States, I have the opportunity to celebrate it as I always wished by participating in some simple activities reunited with my family. Today I am going to share with you some Christmas decor ideas I use to bring the holiday spirit into my house. I have to say, although I am very excited for the celebration of Christmas creating lots of decorations and working hard to make my house look beautiful, we don’t have a plan to do too much this year, but just stay at home and enjoy the company of each other. Maybe will see the Christmas lights at the Temple Square but for now we just want to be cozy and relaxed in our warm bed.
I delayed a little bit getting my house ready for this amazing holiday as not too long ago I had a laparoscopic surgery. This week however, my body started feeling better so I could then get my Christmas decor out and with the help of a little Elf I started our first family tradition of decorating the tree together. Sadly, my husband wasn’t at home to participate. My initial idea was to stray from the traditional red and green and stick with silver or gold colors. However, after my surgery I wasn’t quite willing to go look for new ornaments. Also, as I have a toddler that likes to rearrange everything, it didn’t seem prudent to invest too much time and money in decorations. I will save this idea for next year.
I kept everything simple and added some black colored in addition to conventional colors. So I used some free time to create a gorgeous garland as you can read in the article 5 Minutes Craft Christmas Garland. Another great quick tutorial I will have soon available in a post is the Losango Christmas Box. I purchased from Aliexpress three amazing pillow covers for just $3 some time ago and just now I decided to use them. They added to my living room a cozy and gorgeous accent. I took advantage of a Farmhouse Style Triangle Vase a friend of mine made at my request and design to add some Christmas inspired greenery to my hallway.
Sorry that I don’t have a better picture of the vases**
Now, let’s head on over to my Kitchen, which is probably one of the biggest projects I have for my house. I made a great improvement on it in January of this year as I updated the wall, creating a gorgeous Board and Batten Panel. You can read all the details here. For the sitting area I decided to use some ornaments I inherited from my late mother-in-law, including three traditional Soldier Crackers and a Christmas Crib. They hold so many precious memories and I can’t place much more on my massive metal made console.
I didn’t want to spend too much time working on decorating a table, so I focused primarily on getting some ideas to share with you for a fabulous table settings for Christmas dinner. Considering that there is so much to do in terms of dinner preparation on this day, spending much time on table set ups wasn’t an option for me. I tried to keep things simple but gorgeous, so I used a cake stand from Target and a square tray from Afloral. The same ones I got for Marie’s second birthday party.
Here in Utah it’s pretty difficult to find beautiful bushes and flowers during the winter time. Fortunately, I have a friend who has some huge Arborvitae trees in her front yard and she was generous enough to share with me some leaves, which I mixed with artificial plants to create a greenery as the centerpiece of my table.
Let’s head over into my bedroom, which is the next big project I have for my house. I am thinking of creating a Shiplap panel behind the bed soon. But for now I just wanted to incorporate it to the Christmas spirit by adding some ornaments. The cute little truck comes from Target along with the mini white deer . I am sure I will have problems to keep them safe away from curious little hands that would love to play with them. But, they were at such a good price that I couldn’t resist.
I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas Home Tour. It was a pleasure inviting you into my home today. Come back soon for a visit and to check on other DIY’s and inspiration for your own renovations. Merry Christmas to you all!