Only 10 more days until Christmas and I am ready. It feels good to have my decorating done and I even had help with the outside lights this year.
I usually put them up each year, but my husband and daughter surprised me and did it when I was out. My husband calls me the “Light Whisperer” – because I know my way around a string of Christmas lights and can find the problem quickly when you think you have everything working and then an entire section of lights goes out.
I kept my Christmas decorations simple this year – orchid ribbon, snowflakes, greenery, ornaments, and glitter. This post is a brief tour and recap of what I did. I have written about most of these projects in the past few weeks. If you want to know more – just click on the links.
I hung the wreaths on my doors by looping a length of ribbon around the top of the wreath and then used a metal push pin that you can buy at office supply stores to hold it up. I placed the push pin about 7 inches down from the top of the ribbon so I would have enough to flap over the push pin to hide it and also as a little accent.
The push pin was placed right into the joint between the glass and the door frame so I won’t see a hole when I remove the wreaths. I wrapped a small piece of florist wire around the push pin and the ribbon to cinch it in.
Window by my kitchen sink. I always place a few of my Kosta Boda Snowball candles along this windowsill. It looks very pretty at night when the candles are lit.
To make my store-bought wreaths look a bit more natural, I added some cedar clippings from the trees in my yard.
Banister garland. This is the first Christmas that my staircase has no carpet – loving it!
In the foyer – window sash mirror with an Easy to Make Ribbon Bow.
This Ornament Bowl was one of my very first projects when I started blogging over 2 years ago. This is its 3rd Christmas. I made it with two thrift store finds.
I found the green candles at the Pottery Barn outlet in Lancaster, PA. They smell divine.
I found the perfect size snowflakes at the teacher supply store US Toys to use as place mats for my Holiday Table Setting. I glittered the stems on the wine glasses to create a festive look.
Made Paper Snowflake Curtains for the windows in my dining room.
And created a few Knitting Needle Ornament Trees to place strategically around the house.
Windowsill at night.
Now that the decorating is complete it is time for the paper and scissors to come out. Let the wrapping begin.
If you would like to see more Christmas decorating projects from previous years you can go to my Holiday Project Gallery.