It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone and that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. To me the Christmas season is truly a magical time, and I absolutely adore decorating our home each year as we prepare for the birth of our Savior and King.
Each year, instead of purchasing entirely new pieces for a completely different look, it is a goal of mine to try to find ways to add new life to the Christmas decor I’ve collected throughout the years. By combining what I already own with a few new pieces I’m able to achieve an entirely new look without spending too much money.
You can see last year’s Christmas tour here.
This year I purchased a 20 foot piece of cedar garland from Lowe’s for around $15. Just like in 2015, I made another wreath with some of the cedar branches and hung it on this mirror which overlooks our living area.
Gift wrap is also a fairly inexpensive way to spread a bit of Christmas charm around your house. Whoever said that all the presents had to be placed under the Christmas tree? So onto this antique chair, which was recently purchased from a flea market, I nested a few wrapped gifts on top of a festive blanket.
For my tablescape I simply reused items purchased from the past (except for the cedar branches). For varying heights, I went ahead and placed a sparkly Christmas tree and a few ornaments on the same cake stand I used in my Natural Autumn Tablescape. Then I placed another Christmas tree and nested a few ornaments in groups of two, three and fours throughout the cedar greenery. Then finally I added a few mercury glass votives to each end to finish off the look.
As you may have noticed, I typically stick to silver and gold decor each year. To me, both colors are classy, elegant, and timeless. But this year I decided to toss things up a bit by adding a bit of rose gold to my Christmas tree. Here are a few new items that I added this year:
Rose gold sequin ornaments from Hobby Lobby.
And this metallic burlap ribbon from The Paul Michael Company.
This year I decided to use a different technique when adding ribbon to my Christmas tree. I searched high and low for inspiration, but ultimately this video and this video were the most helpful. I was extremely happy with the end result as I feel like the ribbon added the textured look I was seeking.
Then finally, onto the mantel I added more cedar garland, ornaments and candlesticks I already owned, and our personalized stockings.
Well, that about sums up my Christmas tour. I hope that these tips can help make your home a place where family and friends can celebrate and make memories this holiday season. Merry Christmas and may God bless!