2021 Winter Home Tour

After the splendor of fall and the grandeur that is our home at Christmas, winter is a time for me to simplify and just let my house breathe. We do so much decorating for Christmas that my home sometimes seems bare after we take it all down. I do like to keep some of our wintergreens and red berries out for winter, and fill in the gaps with other things (and by other things I mean snowmen). We do very simple decorating for winter and I’m very happy with the results this year.

This cute little vignette didn’t change much following Christmas. It sits on our sofa table in our front entry.
Our mantle: winter evergreen wreath with plaid ribbon and red berries, faux snow, white glass houses and zinc houses.
To me, this just feels cozy. There is a little left over Christmas but nothing that feels overly Christmas-y.
In our kitchen. This vignette hasn’t changed a lot since Christmas but we traded a white ceramic tree for a cute little snowman.
Isn’t he cute?
Beside our kitchen sink? More snowmen.
On our living room table? A trio of snowmen.
In my girls’ bathroom? Snowmen
I think that snowman used to hold a roll of tea towels. Maybe he needs to hold toilet paper since he is in the bathroom.
This is in our master bathroom. Wouldn’t you know? More snowmen. The one on the right is a tea light holder.
This is on our dining room table. It doesn’t have any snowmen but there are some in that room.

I may just have a snowman problem. Who wouldn’t? They’re cute, they’re wintery, and we live in NC, so we rarely get to build one. And there are worse things to love than snowmen 🙂

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

DIY Christmas Wreath from Leftover Materials

I had some Christmas things lying around that I wanted to use up. For some reason, I had two cheap, thin wreaths lying around. I don’t remember why I bought these but they have been here forever.

Did you know you can wire two thin, cheap wreaths together to make one fluffier wreath that looks more expensive? You can.

Start by fluffing all of the branches out horizontally on the bottom wreath. Then, set the other wreath on top and wire them together.

Then, fluff out your wreath and add whatever bow or floral pics you would like.

Cute feline crafting assistants are optional but highly encouraged. Just don’t let them eat your wreath.

I eventually plan to add some floral picks and some ornaments to this wreath, but for now, I am only using left over items.

What Christmas crafts are you making?

Dollar Store Crafts: Place Mat Pillows

Dollar Store Crafts: Place Mat Pillows

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I have wanted some pretty seasonal pillows, but I don’t always love the price. I was at Dollar Tree when I spotted these pretty placemats.

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They were thin, as far as placemats go, but they were really pretty. Since they were at the Dollar Tree, I went ahead and bought four of them, with the intent of making two pillows from them.

I then took them home and pinned them together where I wanted to sew them. I then turned them inside out and sewed the edges together.

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And after I sewed the edges, I simply turned them right-side out and stuffed them with quilt batting.

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I then sewed the open end together.

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I absolutely love how these turned out! I am now looking for some napkins or tea towels that coordinate with these placemats so I can make some pillows from them!

What Dollar Store Upcycle have you completed lately?

Dollar Store Christmas Decor

If you’ve been a reader here for very long, you know a few things about me:

1. I love signs with quotes and verses

2. I have champagne taste on a tap water budget

3. I am addicted to the dollar stores.

Have you been to Dollar General lately? If you read my post about their fall decor, then you probably have already checked out their Christmas decor. If you haven’t, you should. It’s cute and cheap, which is how I like my decor.

These tree skirts are adorable and would look great with any farmhouse themed tree. You could easily remove the red snowflake from the first one if you wanted. And who doesn’t love red ticking stripe? Such a classic look.

This burlap stocking is so cute!

I love a cute Santa ornament and this fellow is rather unique with his dark outfit. There were several Santa’s.

These lanterns are beautiful and no one will ever know they are from a dollar store.

I bet you knew I’d put a red truck in here somewhere! Check out this advent calendar.

You know I love wood signs- here are three pretty ones.

And these big, old bells would be amazing on a wreath.

I hope you enjoyed these Christmas dollar store finds as much as I did! Have a wonderful Monday!

Ten Free Christmas Printables

Last year, we were experiencing an extremely busy season, and we opted not to continue our annual December tradition, The 24 Days of Christmas.

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We will be kicking off our first day of the 24 Days of Christmas with some free printables! We are sharing ten simply cute printables you may download for free and print straight from your own printer. Click on the link to be able to download each of them. Right click on the image, save it to your device, and print it no larger than 8×10. These images are mine, and are not intended for commercial use. You may use them for your own personal uses, but if you share them, please tag me in the post. Thanks!

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  1.  Merry and Bright wreath

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2. O Christmas tree!

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3. O Come Let Us Adore Him wreath

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4. Plain Christmas tree

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5. Star tree

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6. Merry and Bright simple print

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7. Angels We Have Heard On High

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8. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 

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9.Merry Christmas deer print 

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10. Let it be Christmas Everywhere

Hope you all enjoy! Join us tomorrow for a free Christmas planner giveaway!