How to Style A Farmhouse Christmas
I am so excited to share how to style a farmhouse Christmas. This was such a fun project for the holidays.
I can’t tell you how excited I have been to decorate my home in a Farmhouse Christmas style for the holidays. This is the first year I am decorating our entire home for Christmas and I have been thinking about it for months. The style of our home is farmhouse and/or flea market style. I love chippy white vintage items and want to continue this style for the holiday.
Farmhouse Christmas Ideas
Although I knew I needed to purchase a lot of holiday decor items, I have been dreaming up craft ideas to give our home a personalized Christmas feel. I love to create crafts and knew exactly where I needed to go to find all my holiday decorating and crafting needs. There are so many great craft stores nearby for me to get inspired to create. One trip to our local craft store and my crafting and decorating dreams became a reality.
M A K I N G O R N A M E N T S
For this project I was able to decorate two rooms in our home; our dining room and our family room. I decided right away that I wanted to create ornaments that represented our family and the year 2017. I made a list of words that I thought would mean a lot to our family and thought it would be fun to try something new … clay ornaments! You can find a complete tutorial on how to make them here.
I had so much fun making the ornaments. On my shopping trip to the craft store, I found air hardening modeling clay which dries on its own in two days! I bought one package which made 50 ornaments. All you need to do is roll out the clay, cut a shape with a cookie cutter, add the hole with a wooden skewer, and stamp a word with small rubber stamps.
T H E D I N I N G R O O M
I wanted to create a winter wonderland farmhouse theme in our dining room so that’s where I hung the ornaments. I cannot tell you how much fun I had shopping for decor and craft items. There were so many items that fit my theme and I had a really hard time deciding! I went through the aisles for about an hour until I selected these two wooden trees and supplies to make the pompom ball trees. (I bought the brown paper mache trees and five strands of the pompom balls to make each tree. Each one costs less than $10.00!) And this wreath is simply amazing.
I wanted to keep my table casually elegant and I found a roll of paper printed with musical notes to use as a runner. I then headed over to the faux floral section (which I have memorized by heart) and grabbed some faux eucalyptus, and lambs ear. I wanted glass vases so I went to the mason jar aisle and bought the biggest jars they had. The last thing I found for the centerpieces were small white Christmas bulbs. I figured I could use them anywhere in the room if I didn’t need them in the vases!
For the back of each chair, I found eight cable knit stockings. I tied them with off-white ribbon. Don’t you think it might be fun to fill these with small treats on Christmas Eve?
I couldn’t decide what to do for place cards, so I used the leftover clay (that I had stored in a plastic bag) and made some smaller ornaments with the names of our family members.
I decided to put a tree in our dining room and this was a first! I thought I would decorate it with my vintage ornaments but all it needed were the flocked poinsettias, eucalyptus, and white pearl berries which were all from the craft store.
All in all, I am so happy with our dining room!
T H E F A M I L Y R O O M
In our family room, I chose a farmhouse theme of red, white, and burlap. Considering our family room is usually just white and gray, the red made such a wonderful difference!
My table decor was all purchased, on sale.
I found the red plates first then added the burlap charges. Can you believe the plates are actually plastic? I love that!
Then I found burlap placemats and coasters. I cut red names on my Cricut machine and ironed them on the burlap coasters to use as place cards. I have to mention that I could not believe how inexpensive the chargers, placemats, and coasters were! Aren’t they adorable?
I also found burlap and cotton ornaments and centerpieces. By adding a few red berry greens, I was able to tie the red in with the white and burlap. Did you happen to notice our jelly jar glasses? We use them every day as our drinking glasses. Even my husband loves them!
I have some old white windows hanging on our wall. I added some red frosted berries in the garlands to tie them into our new seasonal decor!
I added the same red berries in the vase on the coffee table and then added a cotton garland inside the wooden box.
The last item I found on my shopping trip was the puzzle, which is now on our coffee table. I know my kids will love the Christmas themed puzzle. It’s one of our favorite pastimes!
If I could offer any advice when it comes to decorating for the holidays, I think it helps if you decide on a theme first. I knew our home would overall have a Farmhouse Christmas theme but it wasn’t until I started shopping that I made my final decisions. And yes, when I went to check out, there was an entire layer of decor at the bottom of my cart that I no longer needed! I changed my mind a few times, and that’s ok! It’s important to find exactly what you need that works best for you and your family.
Our hundred year home has been in our family for almost fifty years and it represents a wonderful gathering place for our family and friends. I love it when our boys are home for the holidays. I am so thankful to have been able to choose and create Christmas decor this year that we will use in our home for many years to come.
Now it’s your turn to head to the craft store to create your perfect Farmhouse Christmas Decor.
Looks fantastic! Hobby Lobby is such a fun place to go and they always have fantastic sales!
You are so right Kate! I loved that everything I bought was on sale!
So beautiful! I especially love the pop of red and those ornaments are fantastic! I think I will be heading to Hobby Lobby to purchase some clay. I see personalized ornament gifts in my future. 🙂
Thanks Kara! I hope you will make them. They really are easy!
Amazing! Are the little white houses in the background also from Hobby Lobby?
What did you use to hang your ornaments from the ceiling?
Just white tape… strong white tape.
Also, what is the color of your walls?
Hi! You can find all of my paint colors on this page. https://my100yearoldhome.com/paint-colors/
I LOVE everything you have done to decorate your home for the holidays, Leslie! From the amazing handmade seasonal decorations and ornaments to the beautiful table settings, everything speaks of creativity, sophistication, harmony and elegance! xo
Everything is absolutely stunning Leslie!!! You are so talented! Looks like I need to get to Hobby Lobby! ????
leslie did you do a red/white or neutral xmas card of a cotton tree? i am going to see if i can get cotton tomorrow from the fields and will paint a cotton bush for my christmas card this year. joyce
You said you used your cricket machine and ironed on to the burlap. Is that how you do to pillows? What kind of medium do you run through cricket that allows you to iron it on? I would like to try this.
I absolutely love your style. I plan to save this and copy next year. My home is decorated for Christmas 2020 with White, Silver and Navy Blue. This year I really honed my decorating to simplify things and to make my color pallet fit my usual home decor. But, I usually have
a French Country Farmhouse look. So, your home and designs are an inspiration for me. Have a merry and well Christmas!