Once I had finished making all of my special orders last week I started to decorate our house. I started with our mantle.
I love the image of the reindeer from The Graphics Fairy. I used it on a small simple burlap pillow. You can find the image here.
I used a burlap wreath I had made last year hung over a thrift store mirror.I love the mix of the gold, silver, greenery and burlap.
I used several images found on The Graphics Fairy as framed prints on my kitchen shelves that I had made earlier this year. I simply changed the images with Christmas ones found on TGF blog.
This is the picture before.
This is the after shot.
Decorating the shelves in the kitchen was so easy using several images from TGF, found .
I found this live wreath at The Home Depot for only $10. I mad this simple wreath hanger from my favorite upholstery webbing and stenciled the letters JOY using a stencil I made on my Silhouette Cameo. Love that tool.
My son Corey was so busy this month with music performances and school projects it was hard to find time to put the tree up together but we did it, or should I say he did it. I think it looks fab! I did make the tree skirt I had spied at Miss Mustard Seed blog and tutorial here http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-make-a-no-sew-ruffled-christmas-tree-skirt/index.html. I used a white 450-count duvet I found at Target for $22 and some change. I used only half of the duvet so I enough left to make another one to sell next year, or maybe for some pillows.
I kept the dining room simple using Christmas tree branches in the PB urn and tying it with a burlap ribbon and some Wal-Mart ornaments.