It’s better late than never! Now only a few day days before Christmas, here is our Christmas home tour. This year I went for a colorful and fun theme, something the kids would love. It’s not a picture perfect home, but this is normal life for us right now. Come on in and enjoy the tour!
For the front porch I used an old chair that I picked up from a yard sale (that I plan on painting some day). Also some old crates that were headed to the dump, and logs and branches branches that I collected from the back yard. I finished by wrapping some blue lights around everything.
The kids and I made a felt garland chain to wrap around the banister. This is so easy to make and is a great way to add some color to your Christmas decor.
I made these stockings for the girls out of some of their baby dresses. I was going to make some for the boys too, but that will be next years project! In the new year I will be writing a tutorial for how you can make these, so stay tuned for that.
The dining room is pretty simple with our little people nativity displayed on the buffet. We got this nativity set as a gift from my sister a few years ago. I store it with all the Christmas stuff, and when I pull it out every Christmas the kids are so excited to have a “new” toy to play with.
And just off the kitchen is the living room. I have my birch branch candles set up on an antique dresser passed down from Tony’s grandmother.
And now I see there’s a rogue wise man hiding under the couch…
This year we set up the tree in the corner of the living room. We have always bought a live tree, and this year was no different. We decorated the tree with my up-cycled spray painted ornaments, and lots of other colorful and sentimental things.
I bought a few new ornaments and ribbon from Canadian Tire. They have the cutest and most colorful ornaments that I’ve seen this year, and it inspired me to do something fun and full of color this year.
We hung up a pair of puppy slippers that our oldest son wore when he was a baby. I also made clay hand print ornaments for each of the kids when they were babies, and I love pulling them out every year and talking to the kids about when they were babies. I know it’s a little sappy, but that’s what I love about decorating for Christmas. For us, it’s all about creating new traditions and memories with the kids. I hope you enjoyed our Christmas home tour!
I totally love the way all the D.I.Y.’s came together. Love, love the garland super cute! The candles is my favorite!
Love the stockings made from your girls’ dresses! Such a sweet idea! 🙂
Lady Ellen says
Beautiful to see creative recycling keeping the American family traditions alive in a new fashion! Well done and cheerful!