...the admission's freeeee-eeee! (Thanks Elton John!)
Thought I would give you a little tour of my Christmas Decor. If you read my other blog, you may have seen some of the rustic woodland theme that I decided to go with this year. The red and white theme has been relegated to the kitchen!
I have used a chocolate-brown coloured tree and decorated with pine cones, gold, copper and brown baubles and bronze and gold beaded garland along with a few woodland friends. I placed the tree on grass mats, (leftover from my daughter's fairy and elf party), and draped the base with burlap.
For the mantel I made a stags head picture out of wrapping paper and stag's head template, (from Orange Kitty), looks great over the framed quote and rustic decorations.
(sorry about the dark photo!)
Underneath hang the 6 stockings I handmade (2 big, 4 small). I am pleased with how they turned out, although the sewing would not stand up to functional use, so they are for decoration only!
Hanging on the wall is a handmade 'NOEL' sign printed onto different
vintage-y papers in mismatched frames.
Instead of a wreath I found this perfect rustic twig star in the local bargain store.
The Welsh Dresser got a makeover using more of the wrapping paper and some matching decorations. I have created another Hot Chocolate Station here, but I haven't taken any pics as some mischievous Elf's have been nibbling on the marshmallows!
...and lastly the advent calender as inspired by Heartfelt Handmade's one. I have filled the little bags with a treat or activity and each one of the children takes it in turns to open them. It is a good way of spending some one-on-one time with the kids when they pick their activity. So far I have created a Lego house with my oldest boy and played Lalaloopsies with my daughter. There is a 'disco in the kitchen' in one of the bags soon - can't wait for that one ;)
Hope you enjoyed the tour around my Rustic Winter Woodland!
"Step into ChristmasLet's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free"
Lyrics ~ Bernie Taupin, Music ~ Elton John.
Back soon festive friends!