The weather this week has been in the high seventies and low eighties all week. I cannot believe it is the week before Christmas and it’s been this warm. But there is a silver lining for our family. And that is our back porch! Today I’m talking all about decorating our back porch for the holidays.
I can honestly say that it never occurred to me to decorate my master bedroom for Christmas. Apparently, I am clueless because I have never decorated any bedroom in our home for the holidays.
But that has all changed.
As much as I struggled this year with decorating for Christmas, I do have to say I am very happy how it turned out… especially Christmas in my living room. This was the first time I have decorated our entire house and I learned a lot. Don’t overdo it. Stay true to the look and feel of your home. And don’t get intimidated by what you see on all of the beautiful Instagram feeds. (That last one was the biggie for me.)
If you’re here from Little By Little Farmhouse’s blog (or anyone else in our blog hop), then welcome! Today I’ve teamed up with 13 incredibly talented ladies to bring you a set of Christmas inspired DIY’s right in time for the holidays. You are going to love everyone’s creativity and something tells me you’re going to stop what you’re doing and gather the supplies to make some of these DIY’s yourself!
In addition to showcasing all of their wonderful talents, we’ve also teamed up to offer a $150 Amazon gift card giveaway! So make sure to read until the end to find out how to enter.
Now onto the DIY…
Pinterest is such a great place for DIY ideas. Especially when it comes to Christmas projects. I recently saw this paper Magnolia wreath that was made by Seeking Lavender Lane. I loved the look of it so I decided to make my own using a scrapbook paper instead. It’s an easy DIY and I think you should try it!
I have always loved handmade Christmas ornaments. When you see my tree in December you will see how many I own!
I thought it would be fun to make some ornaments this year featuring some of my favorite farmhouses on Instagram. The first home I used for an ornament is the SheShed that belongs to @cottonstem. (And I will send this to you Erin!)
I was so excited when I found twenty red and green vintage books this month while shopping at flea markets and vintage junktion. I used them last week when I decorated my bookshelves for Christmas. I am so happy I came up with a fun way to use the books as my centerpiece.
It’s fun to decorate mantles, tables, trees, and windows for the Christmas holiday. But what about places that aren’t typically dressed out in décor? Like bookshelves?
Before you lash out at me for posting Christmas décor in July (and now August), let me explain what this idea is. We’ve all been there where it’s mid-December and we realize we’re totally behind. On gifts, on RSVPing to parties, sending out Christmas cards and even putting up the decorations. Or even if you’re ahead, maybe you’re feeling uninspired. I figured that if I started now, I would be able to get creative with my décor ideas and have a whole repertoire of ideas. So, if you don’t feel like reading now, bookmark this and remember me come Christmas so that you can find some great Christmas décor ideas. When you are ready.