Is it me, or does everyone else love getting a peek inside other people’s homes? It’s even better around the holiday season when everything is dressed up. Today I’m sharing a small peek in my holiday home tour and giving you ideas of how to do some of the same decorating projects in your own home.
This post is mostly photos, but I also linked to posts with tutorials on how to make some of the Christmas decor.
My house isn’t really fancy. It also isn’t that clean, so you’ll see some of my decorating, but all the messy bits have been carefully edited out. I’ve got two kids and plenty of clutter!
The front door
My Christmas tulle wreath is the same one that I made several years ago. I was hanging it with a heavy-duty Command hook, but this door gets the full afternoon sun. In Texas. So it never stayed put. A simple over-the-door hanger works fine.
Kitchen home tour
I grow rosemary in my patio garden, so I had enough to make a wreath for the front of all the kitchen cabinets. It’s so simple, but it looks great. I cut fresh branches and rolled them into circles. Then I just wrapped jute cord around to help it keep its shape. They dried in about a week.
The other greenery in the kitchen is the fake stuff. I wrapped some around the top of the china hutch. The wire helps it stay in place, just tucked behind the back. I cut some ribbon and tied it on the corners.
I put the same greenery around my vintage lampshade over the dining table too.
My daughter helped me set up the place settings. For everyday use, we leave the centerpiece. I sewed and embroidered the green table runner. The poinsettias are silk. The napkin rings are made from paper towel tubes and raffia.
Hubby made our Yule log. The tea lights sit on top, but Hubby has plans to router out slots for them to fit inside the log.
Living room home tour
One wall of our living room is shelves, so one side holds Christmas village pieces that have been collected for decades. The bunting that goes across the top is cotton cord with wooden beads alternated with paper straws. The bottom bunting is just triangles cut from scrapbook paper, clothespinned onto more cord.
Of course, our holiday decor wouldn’t be complete without the Christmas tree. We decorated the tree with many of our favorite handmade ornaments.
I hope you enjoyed this little holiday home tour with my favorite DiY projects for Christmas.
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