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Hello! This year I’m participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by Jenny from Evolution of Style Blog. The Tours began yesterday as Jenny and Amanda from Dixie Delights shared their home tours! They did an insanely gorgeous job decorating their homes for Christmas!
Here’s a sneak peek.
Impressive, right? I will provide a link to their home tours and the rest of the tour schedule at the end of this post. Today is the designated day to share my home tour. Let me say that I have never been done decorating for Christmas by December 2nd (and let’s just say I barely was this time too)!:-)
I hope you all enjoy the home tour!
Note: If you are new here welcome and be sure to check out the befores of my house. We don’t have a perfect home but it sure has come a long way (and on a budget too)!:-)
So lets begin with my favorite room–the family room. The family room is where we spend most of our time and it is where I spent the majority of my time decorating for Christmas!
I made all of the garland on the mantel from Christmas tree clippings for a whopping total of $0. I went to Home Depot and asked if I could bag up some of their leftover Christmas tree clippings and sure enough they said yes! Lowe’s does it too (at least last year they did) just be sure to bring your own bag or way of carrying all the clippings home.
The stockings are from Kohls and were only $15 each. We will bring the kids stockings out to hang up closer to Christmas.
The wood backdrop for the wreath is made out of a pallet, an easy diy you can find Here! All of the ornaments are from Walmart and are shatterproof.
And in the same room but on the other side is the Christmas tree. I shared all my money-saving tree decorating ideas last week in this post!
The lamps are a recent purchase from Homegoods. I wrapped a couple of books up in my favorite plaid wrapping paper to add height to the lamps.
The sunburst mirrors were a steal I found at Aldi’s. $5.99 for a pack of 3!! The Habitat book on the coffee table is my go to decorating book! If you love interior design or want to learn more about it then you will love this book. You can read the awesome interview I did with the author, Lauren Liess, Here.
I just had to add this cutie cozied up!
Our family room is open to our eat-in kitchen. Every year I add turquoise poinsettias and silver beads to the kitchen chandelier.
Years ago I got these artificial plants on clearance for a $1 a piece. They had a plain black pot but this year I wrapped them up in plaid wrapping paper and added gold trim I found at the Dollar Tree to spice them up.
This DIY topiary (tutorial to come) got a red bow.
I already had the mercury glass vase but added some more free clippings to it, pinecones, and dollar store small red ornament bulbs.
Moving down to the newly made over basement I added a large wreath above the TV that I purchased for a couple of dollars at Goodwill.
I added some more free greenery to some of the shelves and some DIY Christmas Trees to the bottom left shelf.
I picked up the Merry Christmas sign at Homegoods this year.
Back upstairs and down the hallway is a “mud closet” that I created in the space of a normal closet. I added another wreath from goodwill over the Egret painting I found at Homegoods.. The painting will stay, as it is a reminder in the long and dreary Ohio Winter of good things to come.:-)
The only bedroom I decorated this year is my 4 1/2 year old daughter’s. She is the most excited for Christmas of the kids. I added snowflakes (I got from a garage sale a long time ago) to her chandelier, wreath, and bulletin board.
I tried to spray paint another Goodwill wreath pink and silver. It didn’t turn out great but good enough.
And a dollar stone silver tree on the side of her bed. She loves it!
Back down the stairs and to the living room we go.:-) The living room isn’t finished–it needs some tweaking but I thought you may want to see it so far.
The table holds a handful of diy table top Christmas trees I made out of foam board and scrap paper last year.
This is looking at the Christmas tree in the living room from another angle (you can tell the kids have been rearranging ornaments). If you love your Christmas wrapping paper why not place them in a basket and tie a ribbon around them and make them decor (until you need to use them).
I love a little bit of greenery on mirrors for Christmas (DIY beveled mirror tutorial found, Here),
Well, I hate to say it but we are at our last stop in the tour, our front door. Little miss kitty is sad to see you go!
Thanks so much for coming by!! I hope you enjoyed this Christmas home tour!
Be sure to check out the other tours for more Christmas decorating inspiration and enjoyment! There is some serious talent in this group! You can find the schedule below with links!
12/3 Simple Details
12/9 Primitive and Proper
I hope you have a great rest of your week!!
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