Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! I can't wait to show you around. 

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year, hands down. When January rolls around and I have to take down the Christmas decor, I feel a bit depressed! 
This year I decided to decorate with various metallics. Mixes of gold, silver and rose gold in a mix of finishes including glitter, matte and shiny. 

The large garland on my Christmas mantle was a DIY I did a few years back. Simply take various strands of faux garland and weave together. I used a few different styles of garland to give it a more dimensional, real look. I sprayed pine cones silver and gold and tucked them around the garland.

I had these berry stems that were previously red that I sprayed gold. The vase is from Target. The silver tinsel tree is several years old from the dollar store. The glass cheese dome is an estate sale find that I simply filled with a mix of pretty ornaments.

On the other side of the mantle, I filled a large glass Ball jar with more ornaments. This was an estate sale find earlier this year. The wire tree is a simple DIY using floral wire and the large silver tinsel tree is another dollar store find. 

Moving around the room to the star of the show, the Christmas tree. I decked it out in a mix of round bulbs, special baubles, DIY ornaments and glittery dollar store finds. I'll show you some close-ups of my couldn't-be-easier DIY's next week.

The tree topper is a DIY inspired by The Hunter Interior's gorgeous topper. Mine isn't quite as tall or large, but using what I had around the house, I think it's perfect. Yes, I already had a disco ball laying around :)

Here is a side table that I got for a steal at Target. I topped it with a wreath and some wrapped gifts. Who says all of the presents have to go under the tree?! Put them on other surfaces in your home and spread some of the pretty around.

 Large bookcases in my living room hold some pretty DIY Christmas trees I made. The gold ornament tree was made using hot gluing ornaments into a styrofoam cone and then stringing thin garland in the spacing. I simply wrapped tinsel garland around styrofoam cones to create the smaller silver trees.

Here's a shot of the presents nestled under the tree. I used a mix of brown craft paper, newspaper print wrapping paper, and metallic gold and silver. I think mixed coordinating bows, bells, twine and ribbons in to give it an eclectic but coordinated feel.

This is a little display I created for a sofa table that sits next to the tree. I used one of my vintage milk glass platters, more spray painted pine cones, and various ornaments and bells. Those rose gold ornaments may be my favorite. They are from Hobby Lobby. 

Here is more of these painted pine cones! I can't get enough of the rustic glam look they provide.

Moving upstairs, here is the tree in my home office. I work from home and spend most of my time here, so I saw no reason not to bring a little Christmas cheer upstairs. As a complete departure from my main tree, I decided to use the bright jewel tones found in my office already and bring them on to the tree. I love the gradient effect of placing ornaments of the same color in rows around the tree. The topper is made of a cardboard letter from Hobby Lobby spray painted silver. The "tree skirt" is the Missoni for Target Passione throw simply draped around the tree.

 Continuing the jewel tone theme, I created some yarn trees with leftover purple and pink yarn for my desk. The mirrored tree is another dollar store find from a few years back (I'm starting to sense a theme?!). I'll be back next week with the almost-too-simple-to-create-a-tutorial tutorial for these easy trees. 

Thanks for checking out my home tour! I'd love to see yours, so please link in the comments! 

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  1. love the throw used as treeskirt, and i'm totally with ya on the gold/silvers combo. looks great!

  2. Cassie,

    Thank you! I enjoy that both of my trees are so different!

  3. The Cape on the Corner,

    I can never find tree skirts that are exactly like I want them to be, so this solution works perfect for me!

  4. Love the wrapping! I didn't know they made newspaper print wrapping paper, I just always thought people were using real newspapers!

    I keep hearing about people finding their ornaments at the Dollar Store and really need to jump on the bandwagon. Is it any store or does it have to be Dollar General or Dollar Tree in particular?

    I have so enjoyed touring your holiday home. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Chick Lit Mom,

    Thank you for visiting! The newspaper wrapping paper is from the dollar section at Target. And these ornaments are Dollar Tree, but I bet Dollar General has some as well!