Welcome to my home. I'm so excited about this linky party with the Nester. I love seeing homes decorated for Christmas so this is sure to be a fun one. Here are the humble decorations that I have used in my home to try and feel festive for the season. Our house is pretty small and I have limited surfaces to add decor so this is what I ended up with.
First off is the living room. I've been playing around with so many different decorations for our mantel. Here is what it looks like currently:
I added a garland from Joann's along with some bead garlands and candles to set a cozy atmosphere.
Here's how I had it decorated last week:
A roaring fire always helps it to feel more Christmasey. I'm not sure which arrangement I like better. This garland keeps losing its leaves, but I like that is more full.
I also like the simple color scheme of just using more the red and white. Which do you like better?
I also have a metal star I painted Heirloom White, a white sparkle tree from Sears, NOEL candleholders and LED tealights fromWal-Mart, and some other decorations I have had for several years.
The little metal trees on the left were made by my husband when he was a machinist. He also made the metal cross hanging on the vase below.
This is a jar I purchased on clearance at Gordman's awhile back. I added some fake snow, ornaments, bows, and an oragami snowflake. I created the snowflake according to some decorations I found on BHG's website. I will try and post a tutorial on how to make them, because the directions on the BHG site are pretty confusing.