Saturday

DIYP {Christmas Home Tour & Ideas Part 3}

{Don't you just love my old painted chair? 
I found it at a craft show a few years ago for a bargain}

Welcome to my Christmas decor home tour! (Click the links to see part 1, part 2, and my Christmas Tree from my little carnival. There's still time to show off your tree!) 

Think Outside the Wreath

I found these delicious tin stars at Ross for $5.99 each (!) a few months ago. I added some Christmas ribbon and hung them in our family room. I love the idea of putting wreaths throughout the house, but they can be so expensive. So, I bought large berry candle rings, tied festive ribbon on and hung them over my windows and mirrors.  They cost just a fraction of the price of wreath, but give the same merry feel!


Have you seen how the fancy decorator's put wreaths on the backs of chairs? I love this idea! But I couldn't really see spending $10 a wreath on six chairs.  So, I found these tiny wreath ornaments for only a $1.50 each.  


I just tied the ornament string through the holes in my chair, but these could also be hung by ribbon and attached to the inside.


A frilly wreath you don't need

I found these floral wreaths at the Dollar store. I wrapped some fun plastic garland around the wreath and added a ribbon to hang. 


I don't usually decorate our master bedroom, but I couldn't resist since I got it all from the Dollar store for just a few bucks!


I love it against the dark wood of my headboard.


I also found some oversized sparkly snowflakes that have no use at all!  I added some ribbon I had and hung them over our mirror. Festive, huh?


Pair Christmas Collections Together

I'm not a huge collector. I don't have the space for it. But there are a couple of things I love to collect {after at the sales} Christmas snow globes. Usually I spread them throughout the house, but this year I love the way they look together.


My all-time favorite Christmas find ev-ah is my little collection of Nesting Santas. Some are antiques, some are newer, but they all came from various garage sales!  I haven't found any this year, but I always keeps my eye out!



I usually hang my stockings on the mantle. But since my mantle is Nester-inspired this year, I hung them on my stairs. 

Where do you hang yours?

To see more Christmas tours, visit Boo Mama, Tip Junkie and Hooked on Houses this week.

23 comments:

Tammy said...

Kristen, you could put Martha Stewart out of business with your decorating ideas.

We don't have a chimney or mantle at our house but we do have a kitchen counter/bar that we use to hang our stockings.

Great ideas, once again!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

See I LOVE snowmen and I looked at all your ideas and mentally stored them for next year to apply to my home tweaked to reflect my love. Great ideas as usual! Thanks!

Putting the Best Thing First said...

Love, Love, Love it all. You're good girl!!

I am Boymom said...

Wow! you are seriously Christmas-y. I am still trying to get the tree decorated! Cool ideas, thanks for sharing!

Traci said...

I love your ideas.....so creative and so BUDGET WORTHY!!!

Antique Mommy said...

So many cute things! You are SO on top of your Christmas. I have garland on half of my stairs with good intentions for the rest.

Screaming Meme said...

Too much fun...:) I love the how to...And i put the same granite in my last model home design...Love it!:)

Catherine said...

How pretty and creative!

Amy said...

My goodness! I love love love all your ideas! REally inspired me with some new ideas for some old stuff that I have... thanks so much for sharing all of that! Wow!

Amy

Wifey Dessert said...

i looooooove everything on here!!!! you are so creative!!!! i love those candle rings the best!!!

Lori said...

I'm so glad to see that your stockings also say Mommy and Daddy! I about drove the poor customer service people at PBKids crazy deciding between that and our "real" names. Thanks for making me feel better about my choice - and awesome job decorating!

Melissa said...

You are a decorating Diva! I want to come garage sale in your neighborhood.
Thanks for all the thrify ideas for decorating. I love that you didn't have to spend hundreds of dollars to make your house look so cute.
Melissa

LifeAtTheCircus said...

As usual, BEAUTIFUL Kristen!!

We don't have a fireplace, so we hang our stockings in our living room window. It looks cheery on the inside and out. I plan to post picks on Monday. :-)

Gigi said...

Your collection of nesting Santas is adorable! Also, I love the little wreaths on the backs of your chairs.
Merry Christmas!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I love seeing your stockings all in a row! Your home is very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Mom Mom said...

I like your wreath ideas! Especially the one made with the dollar store stuff. It looks easy and fun.

I hang our stockings on the railings in our family room.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I love the dollar store wreath idea, and the little tree I saw sitting on a place setting! So cute, you do a great job with your decorating!

jennwa said...

Everything is so pretty!!!!

Le @ third on the right and cold peas said...

I love the frilly wreath you don't need - just so cute and festive :) le

Lisa said...

I just can't believe you do all that decorating! Where do you store everything when it is not out being used??? Your home feels so warm, inviting and comfortable, thanks for sharing it with us.

Robin said...

Hi I came via Hooked on Houses (I'm tour #60) and I love your garland wreath - what a clever idea and it looks like it would cost more than it does. I will have to give that a try - maybe something sparkly red for Valentine's....

Laura B. said...

I love the garland wreath also, but my absolute favorites are the blue snowflakes!

I also came from Hooked on Houses (I'm #90).

Liz@VioletPosy said...

How cute are those wreaths?? Just lovely ideas, thanks for sharing!

Happy Christmas!