Sunday, December 20, 2015

My new Christmas decor finds and crafts.

Of all the holidays, Christmas is my favorite to decorate for. I truly believe it is a magical time. Not just because all the kids are excited for their Elf on the Shelf to fly and make mischief while they sleep, and not just because of Santa Claus and his reindeer. I love Christmastime, because I feel a greater sense of love, and peace, and giving all around me. And it feels magical. I guess that's why I love to make my home feel magical, too.

For years now, I've decorated in mainly red and green. I love the traditional colors of the holiday and all they represent. But, I fell in love with a few items I saw this year that were a range of colors. I had to get them. These trees from Target were my favorite find. I bought them on sale, and I love them!!
 It's hard to see, but I also bought the white ball and jingle bell garland from Target to pin our Christmas cards to. I use small clothespins to pin them on.
 And then, I saw the mini trees and had to buy them, too. They were lonely without their mamas and papas.
 And this garland from West Elm was my other splurge this season. Isn't it so fun?!
I strung it across my hutch with some of the baby trees in there, too.
 Because I have a thing with colors matching, I made sure to place my baby trees by colors in the garland that matched. So, the dark blue, yellow and orange trees are by the "M", "E", and "R", the pink trees are by the pink "S", and the aqua trees are by the "T" and "M". I know; I'm kinda crazy.
My kids helped to make this cute little wooden sticker nativity last year, but I had to share a pic of it. Isn't it so sweet?!
My sis-in-law had a really fun crafting day at her house. She had all the supplies, and we got to choose what we wanted to make. I made this cute glittered reindeer and this "Merry & Bright" sign, too.
 I love how they turned out.
And surprisingly they weren't that hard to do. A little paint, glue, and glitter, and voila!

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