Christmas Craft Countdown Day 24: Use What You Have
*Say hello to Kristi, our guest blogger for this Christmas Eve! My sister met Kristi recently at a party at her home and told me all about her unique Christmas decor that she created using a lot of things she already had. Thanks so much for sharing, Kristi! I am logging these ideas away for next year .. and maybe even altering them for other upcoming holidays!* Martha
As time moves forward, my sense of style and design grows and improves (hopefully) and I love creating spaces in our home that reflect our current mood. I found Christmas decor this year a little perplexing -- most of the decorations we have seemed out of place in our new home and I wanted to spruce things up a bit for under $5 (ha!). Since the "bones" of our home are nuetral, I took down most of our decor and decided our Christmas palette would be red, silver, gold, black and white. I made the artwork above using two 20x20 canvases that I spray painted with a metallic silver paint. I then cut out various sizes and shapes of Christmas trees from fabric scrapes and attached them to the dried canvas with scrapbook glue dots. (Hot glue would work great too.)
I used red velvet ribbon to tie around and make a bow to add a final embellisment, then hung together for more impact.
Spray paint was my friend this year. These letters used to be a distressed maroon color that I spray painted silver and displayed on our bookcase.
I spent $3 at the Dollar Store on these silver balls and grouped them in a cake stand as a center piece.
I made a few Christmas tree shaped throw pillows and bought two red pillows at Target for $6 each to add a little Holiday cheer to our couches.
My little girl and I went to the woods and gathered branches that we brought home and -- you guessed it -- sprayed painted silver. I grouped the silver branches on a ledge leading into our kitchen and added some greenery, berries and hung gold ornaments off the branches.
Thanks so much for letting me share a few things with you! I get so much inspiration from looking at all the wonderful ideas everyone has out there. Hugs and Merry Christmas!