This month marks my 8th year of blogging. My first post went up back on November 10, 2009. Since that time I have pressed POST – 1,073 times!!!
In these 1,073 posts, I have shared quite a lot of Christmas decorating ideas and inspiration with you. As I gear up to share “Christmas Year 8” over the next two months, I thought I would recap what the holiday looked like back in 2009 and through the years all the way up until last year when we moved and I decorated the lake house in South Carolina for the first time for the holidays.
For readers who have been with me from the beginning, it will be taking a trip down memory lane. For new readers… you will see I like lots of color and glitter when I decorate my home for Christmas.
Links to each project post/tutorial is under each photo.
Back in 2009 when I first started blogging, I liked to use the color purple to decorate at Christmastime.
I used all shades of it. For this decoration, I glued two un-related thrift store items together, spray painted them and then added lots of glitter to create an ornament bowl for a table top or sideboard.
It is not the holidays around my house without glitter on something…
…like these easy to make sparkly branches that also add a lot of impact to a room without having to spend a lot of money.
Do you enjoy scouring thrift shops for unique and affordable finds? I found these glass tree canisters for $1.00 each. I then added… you know by now…. glitter to them to use to decorate the mantel.
After years of using purple, I began to change things up by using turquoise. This colorful decor was featured in…
…the 2014 issue of BHG Christmas Ideas Magazine.
I also like to make a new tree skirt or stand cover every year. I made this one using old frames. Attaching them together to form the cover was easy with free DIY hinges.
No DIY skills? Try this Knitting Needle Ornament Tree. It can be made in 5 minutes.
If you like to craft and have a stash of fabric or paper scraps these photo frame ornaments can be made in an afternoon.
Do you like to papercraft? I made this holly leaf garland using book pages and a free printable sheet I made of French Script. The tutorial and free printable can be found, here: Paper Holly Garland
I gave new life to a dead tree I found at a Christmas tree farm. After painting and decorating it, I placed it in my foyer. How to Ideas and Tips for Christmas Decorating
On the exterior of my house I have always used the traditional colors of red and green. How to Beef Up Wimpy Pine Garland.
This post is one of the most popular Christmas posts I have ever written on my blog. How to Decorate a Porch Light for the Holidays.
I enjoy coming up with ways to re-purpose items and did just that finding many ways to use garland ties that can be found at the craft store. Christmas Decorating Ideas Using Garland Ties
Last year was a first for me when I changed my Christmas decorating interior color scheme to red and green. I made this Christmas Card Holder using a frame I found in a neighbors trash.
Last, but not least is the holiday tour of my house last year. Christmas Decorating All Through the House
To find all my Christmas decorating projects and ideas. Head over to my Holiday Decorating Project Gallery
Tomorrow I will share my first 2017 holiday project with you. It is a small, easy to make DIY that you can get done in 20 minutes.