Friday, January 3, 2014

Decorate for the Holidays

For Christmas this year I decided to go BLING! Silver and gold glitter, white pearl, and a touch of blue. That was my inspiration for this years holiday celebration! I started with trolling my favorite Tampa  home decor warehouses to get my glitter fix. If you are in the Tampa area, Val's Home Decor Warehouse in Tampa and Old Time Pottery in Brandon are the best places to score holiday decorations in bulk for cheap. Here is what I came up with this year...

 We didn't really have a great place to hang our stockings since we don't have a fireplace so I decided to try out the stockings on our mirror this year...I LOVE THEM! Plus they are up pretty high so Santa can't reach to put any coal in. ;-) I made the snowflake art out of tongue depressors and spray paint...Thanks Pinterest!
 The tree is always the crowning jewel! This year I used gold and silver glitter balls from Old Time Pottery and Val's, white pearl balls from Michael's and some left over light blue pearl balls from Walmart two years ago. I also added some floral picks from Michael's that really fill in any gaps.
I have always wanted a nativity scene and last month I found this little gem at an antique market in St. Petersburg, Florida called Brocante Market. It is open the first weekend of the Month and is filled with great deals.
 I LOVE getting Christmas cards and each year I hang them from our dining room mirror. Looks like we will be needing a bigger mirror! :-)
 Several months ago I ditched our happy little house flag and made us a wooden sign bracket (cost about $8) I got tired of spending $15 a pop on cloth flags that fade. Also, when we moved to our new place Andy made me promise no more flags containing : flowers, birds, glitter or rainbows. If you have ever been flag shopping that really limited my choices. Therefore, I began making seasonal wooden signs that are easily interchangeable. For Christmas, I made a double sided sign. One side says "Joy to the World" and the opposite side says "The Lord has come." I LOVE making signs!

 I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year! I am usually not into resolutions but this year my new year's resolution is to complete more DIY projects and post more tutorials. I hope to see you back soon, I have a ton of past projects to write up and I hope you will enjoy them! Love ya!