Can you believe there are only 9 days until Christmas? I haven’t felt much like decking the halls here at the new place, mostly because I am too focused on putting rooms together, like our Master Bedroom which is still in an incomplete state and let’s not forget all the oak trim waiting to be painted! Well and having four children to shop for at Christmas time might not help either.
The other night I was visiting the At the Picket Fence girls and loved some pics of their beautiful bainsters. They inspired me to redo my banister and put some effort into it besides wrapping garland around it. By the way, if you have never been to their blog, head over there, they just hosted a rocking Christmas Party! They are some of the sweetest, friendliest and most helpful bloggers around! I love how they are like blogger cheerleaders for all of us.
I am linking up with the Nester’s 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes where you will find tons of eye candy as well! Don’t you just love that, it’ doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful? What a breath of fresh air! Both of these parties are going to be full of goodness you don’t want to miss!
Seeing as it was already 9pm when I got this hair up my behind to redo the banister, I tried to use what I already had at home. I had burlap, garland, ornaments, a wreath that was on it’s way to Goodwill, craft paint, felt, ribbon, jingle bells and some stencil letters. I was surprised by the amount of crafty goodness I had on hand.
I made NOEL with my stencils, burlap and red craft paint. I strung the letters on some twine and then used clothespins to clip the burlap letters on to the garland. I then strung some Christmas bulbs on red ribbon and tied it to the garland.
Thankfully inspiration struck, I pulled him out of the pile and made him into this burlap beauty instead. I found the tutorial for the Poinsetta felt flowers on Pinterest which is by At Home with K. She has a lovely blog that I started following a few weeks ago so I was happy to be redirected to her for the tutorial. If I had more time this year I would’ve added some more to the shelf but for this year, it works. Not bad considering I paid $3 for the different wrapping papers from the dollar section at Target, otherwise I had everything else on hand already. I printed off the scripture trees from Pinterest, had the window sitting in my garage and the picture frames in my basement.
I didn’t do much with the entryway table area. I painted these chipboard letters I had in storage and just taped them to the mirror. They might be from a few of my kids’ names that I was planning on using in a craft.
You can also check out my Dining Room Tablescape here and
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