HOME TOUR DAYYYYY!
I’m so excited you’re here! Our house is all decked out for the holidays, there’s residual glitter on every surface and it smells like fresh greenery in here.
I burnt the cookies I baked for you, but if you scrape off the bottoms, they’re still delicious.
It’s my first time participating in the annual Holiday Housewalk tour with Jennifer Rizzo, which is always chock-full of holiday decorating inspiration! Today is Day Four of the tour, and if you’re stopping by from Makely Home for Girls, the stop right before mine…
If you’ve never been by before, I’m Kelly, and my family and I are on a (seemingly endless) quest to fix up our gross ol’ foreclosure on a tiny budget, one project at a time. It’s fun and crazy: sometimes things turn out just right… and sometimes we try to make art with our kids’ butts. True story.
On that note. *ahem.* We should probably just go on in.
Right inside the foyer is the bench we made from a headboard. I replaced the art in the frame with a piece of a gift bag whose pattern I really liked, and added the tiny sunburst mirror above it, and a sweet mini tree beside it.
Opposite the bench, I stuck some gilded greenery on top of my mirror and made a little apothecary jar village on our DIY console table.
I filled my glass jars with miniature wintry scenes made of greenery, my tiny brass deer and random little ornaments.
I totally snickered to myself once I got the idea to do this with one of my son’s toy cars:
but he kept asking me if he could have his car back to play with. Suddenly it seemed so tragic: the tiny yellow car, just trapped there, carrying the tree to no destination, in a little glass prison of hopelessness. I let him have it back.)
Down the hallway, I hung a mossy kissing ball (tutorial coming soon!)…
…and the “Love Came Down” gold leaf art I just made:
I’ve been digging the gold + black and white combo SO HARD this year.
Into the living room!
On top of the ottoman, I plopped a cozy sheepskin and a tray filled with candles, greenery, and THE MOST GIANT JINGLE BELL KNOWN TO MAN.
I hung some DIY gold magnolia garland on the bottom of the mantel – click here for the tutorial! Anchoring the mantel is Blitzen, my friendly gilded deer, who is got a little graphic bowtie for being the most regal reindeer of all.
And on the media cabinet, I put one of my favorite Christmas decorations: my white ceramic nativity set.
I’m not going to lie: that is an incredibly precarious place to store Baby Jesus. My one-year-old has tried to kidnap him multiple times. But I love the ever-present reminder that we’re celebrating the holiest night: when God sent hope to a weary world — a newborn king in a filthy manger, bringing peace to broken hearts. Ahhh Christmas.
The breakfast nook got a plaid throw and gold pillow…
And I hung the little glittery snowballs I made on branches I brought in from the yard.
And brought in a little “Charlie Brown tree” – (a weed from our yard) – which I stuck in a glass vase.
Below it is our little DIY advent tree.
I’ll have more for you next week – I hope you’ll stick around! (You can follow on facebook, twitter or pinterest, or sign up to get each post sent to you via email!) I’m sorry about the burnt cookies, guys.
There’s SO much holiday decorating goodness going on with this holiday housewalk! You can check it out starting with day one right here... but make sure you hit the next stop on the tour: Between You and Me.
Thanks so much for stopping by, buds! Happiest holidays!