Ho Ho Ho

So we got our first snow of the season which can only mean CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE! I seem to be the only person on the planet who is excited about the winter weather what with all the terrors of time off work, hot chocolate (with Baileys), sledding, tv watching, etc.

This is outside of our driveway. Last we measured it was mounded at a foot, but it was actually probably around 6 inches.

This is outside of our driveway. Last we measured it was mounded at a foot, but it was actually probably around 6 inches.

We stayed in yesterday, cooped up and warm. Today we ventured out to my parents’ house. We got stuck, slid around a lot, and had a great time out in the snow with my siblings. Oh! and we watched Home Alone while eating chili, because, well, SNOW.

This is Bryan scraping the ice and snow off my windshield while I take pictures and obsess over this amazing white stuff that God gave me today!

This is Bryan scraping the ice and snow off my windshield while I take pictures and obsess over this amazing white stuff that God gave me today!

Bryan-Sierra-Cameron-Me. We had more fun out there than the 8 year olds in the neighborhood.

Bryan-Sierra-Cameron-Me. We had more fun out there than the 8 year olds in the neighborhood.

ANYWAY, to celebrate, I am posting my Christmas decorations for this year! I need all of y’all to pretend this is as big of a deal as I think it is because not only are decorations out (Thanks in big part to my mama for sacrificing some of her Saturday to come help her first-born offspring with simple decorating. Imma also need you guys to pretend that all the crafts that I ACCOMPLISHED are not so easy untrained monkeys could do them.

Mom helping with decor

Without further ado:

Our big(ish) living room tree (which we are still working on getting a skirt for), our outside tree, and the super awesome girly tree outside our bedroom! (Please note the pink treeskirt).

Our big(ish) living room tree (which we are still working on getting a skirt for), our outside tree, and the super awesome girly tree outside our bedroom! (Please note the pink treeskirt).

Sofa Table!

Sofa Table!

Ok so for the NOEL canvas, I just wrapped a cheap, flat canvas in burlap using a hot glue gun (burns on fingers encouraged, but not necessary). I had cheap block letters that I used to trace onto a piece of scrapbook paper, then I cut the paper and glued onto the blocks with mod podge glue. I turned the letters to the side because I LIKE TO LIVE ON THE WILD SIDE.

For the second one, I took another cheap, flat canvas and painted it with this pretty champagne color that I saw and instantly became obsessed with and let it dry. I then used my finger to rub mod podge glue inside of stencils to form the letters, then dumped a bunch of glitter onto the still-wet glue and shook it off after it dried. I’m telling you people: UNTRAINED MONKEY.

Some tins that my grandmother gave me.

Some tins that my grandmother gave me.

Banister between our kitchen and living room.

Banister between our kitchen and living room.

I put the leftover Christmas ornament balls that were in the sleigh on the sofa table into a candy dish I had out anyway. Fear not, the candy from the dish was saved.

Another one of my craft pride and joys! These glitter mason jars were super fun to make and weren’t too difficult! I rubbed mod podge glue onto the bottoms of the mason jars and rolled them in glitter, allowed them to dry, and then sprayed that awesome champagne paint I talked about earlier over the top. I did this with red, gold (both pictured), green, and silver. You can leave them as they are, but I stuck tealight candles in them so the lights shines through the glitter and it’s really pretty! Fun Fact: I did this one right before the “Ho Ho Ho” glitter canvas and so the glitter in the words is actually just the mixed leftovers from these jars.

Centerpieces!

Centerpieces!

A leaning shelf in my living room.

A leaning shelf in my living room.

This one had 2 DIYs! The “F” (for Fittin, duh!) was a flat canvas with a block “F” glued on and coated with the champagne spray paint. I wish I could make this sound more complicated. I really do.

The vase-thingies were just the cheap glass ones from Walmart that I put electric tape on in different patters and then sprayed with the champagne spray paint before I pulled the tape back off. These two pieces are on here year round, but for Christmas, I stuck some glittery sprigs from Hobby Lobby in there and called it a day. 🙂

Oh! and the JOY Canvas is the exact same as the NOEL one except without the funky caddy-wompas letters because when you turn and “O” to the side it looks exactly the same. The more you know.

Floor lamp shelf in my kitchen. More tins from Mimi and that Santa/Mrs. Claus dancing Figurine plays music and moves!

Floor lamp shelf in my kitchen. More tins from Mimi and that Santa/Mrs. Claus dancing Figurine plays music and moves!

OrnamentHanger

So for this, I took the glass out of a plain wooden frame and covered it with blue acrylic paint. While it was still wet, I sprinkled silver glitter on it (Can you tell that I slightly like sparkly things?). I used fishing line to attach the super glittery ornaments and hunt it all and made had my mom make the bow with mesh ribbon. I felt like I didn’t have enough hot glue gun burns, so I decided to add the rhinestones in the top left corner as well :).

My wreaths! Front Door (made by my awesome mom!)-Bedroom door (hot pink to fit with the girly theme)-and Guest Room door

My wreaths! Front Door (made by my awesome mom!)-Bedroom door (hot pink to fit with the girly theme)-and Guest Room door

PIONEER WOMAN!! Ok so this only slightly counts as a Christmas decoration in that I have her new book on display. But I'm OBSSESSED with her and she and her husband signed my book. So exciting!

PIONEER WOMAN!! Ok so this only slightly counts as a Christmas decoration in that I have her new book on display. But I’m OBSSESSED with her and she and her husband signed my book. So exciting!

So that’s it! So many pictures! It makes me super excited to have all my decorations out, and we’re just not going to think about having to put it all back up in a month.

Now I’m going to enjoy my snow weekend by eating homemade salsa and watching Elementary. Thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “Ho Ho Ho

  1. Very pretty and festive. I love your multiple trees and beautiful wreaths. The craft ideas are fun but still may be to difficult for this gal. What a lovely inviting home.

    • Hey if I can do them, trust me ANYONE can. I am terrible at crafts and had some help, but these are totally doable! Thanks Rebecca!

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