The Big and Bold Ornament

Bold gold flower ornament_2015When you look at displays of Christmas trees, you often see ones that feature either large ornaments or small ones. I say, “why not mix the two?” That’s exactly what I decided to do this year! I used two large gold flowers (one pictured right) along with several red Reindeer and added them to my tree. Mixing large and small ornaments is a great way to bring extra texture and depth to your tree. No matter what type of large ornament you choose, you can create a mix-and-match look that will make your tree both chic and gorgeous!

The Dining Room Window at Christmas

Dining room window Christmas 2014Hello, and hope you all had a Merry Christmas! For today’s post, I’ll be sharing how I decorated the dining room window. As seen above, I decided to go with a snowflake theme! I used pink, blue, green, and red snowflakes for the window and wall. Additionally, I added two silver flowers and a gold ornament to tie it to the theme I used on the Christmas tree. The items I used can be found at big box and dollar stores-a great and economical way to dress up any window! Though Christmas is over, you can still do something similar for New Year’s. And what’s easier than dressing up a window? No matter what 2015-themed decorations you decide to use, you’ll be sure to ring in the new year in style!

Create Your Own Wreath

Christmas wreathInstead of keeping the same pictures on your wall year-round, try replacing them with wreaths. The wreath on the right (I made two) replaced a set of pictures that framed the dining room window. Buy a plain wreath at your local craft store, then decorate it how you want. I used mini-bulbs, snowflakes, reindeer, birds, flowers, and other ornaments. I suggest sticking your ornaments within the branches instead of gluing them. This allows you to re-use the wreath next year (and for other holidays), providing a fun and budget friendly holiday tradition.