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?