Festive Touches And A Coffee Filter Snowman

December 6, 2010

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  We were busy working on getting our tree and the rest of our house decorated.  There are so many ways to decorate for the holiday season.  Some years I love to go over the top, bringing a little Christmas into every room.  Other years, I like to keep things more simple, with just a nod to this festive season.

This year I’m landing somewhere in the middle.  My kids keep pulling things out and asking where they go, and I don’t have the heart to tell them we aren’t using that particular decoration this year.  So, our very favorites will be finding a home, some new ideas will show up here and there, and a few items will be discretely put back into storage.

I find that ornaments are an ideal way to create a festive mood in a small way.  So this year, I’m using ornaments to bring a little sparkle and shine to the rooms in my house.

Hung from a simple ribbon, ornaments make a happy statement in my kitchen.

A simple bowl filled with ornaments add a special touch to my piano.

As an avid reader, I also find those cute little holiday gift books nearly impossible to resist.  They are usually short and sweet.  A few placed on a side table beckon me to come and enjoy a few minutes of quiet pleasure.

My recycled sweater snowman has gone to visit my neighbors house.  They have small kids and I am helping her put some finishing touches on her holiday decorating.  He is very happy staying in her lively home this season.  But I still likes the idea of a snowman someplace in my house.  So I put more of those ubiquitous coffee filters to use and created this little guy.

Simple, sweet, and he fits in with the little more elegant decor I have in my main living spaces.

He came together quickly.  I used the same technique I used for my wreath.  I started with a soccer ball as my base.

Pretty clever, uh?  I knew a soccer ball was heavy enough to keep my snowman stable and because it’s not completely round, I also knew it would not roll (a very important detail :) ).  Don’t worry, I used a soccer ball that my kids have outgrown.

I used Styrofoam balls for the remaining two snowballs.  The head is actually made using cupcake liners instead of coffee filters.  They were the perfect size.

These are a few of the ways I’m bringing the holiday spirit to my home.  In what ways do you bring holiday touches to your home?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily@decorchick

That snowman is too adorable! I just posted my coffee filter wreath today. haha

Jessica @ Decor Adventures

I love snowmen and this is perfect! It came out nice and round :)

Marie

I love that snowman. What a fun idea! I’ve added it to the M&T Spotlight! http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Laura Major

I LOVE This Too! I shared your link/blog with my peeps on Facebook! Here is the link, if you’d like to check it out! :)
http://www.facebook.com/LearningIsChildsPlay

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