Today I get the privilege of participating in the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour blog hop. I am so excited because Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday of the year. I love the spirit of giving, the decorations, the carols, the get-togethers, and mostly focusing on the true meaning of Christmas – Christ.
I’ve been trying to DIY more decor this year and jazz up some of decorations.
I started with our front door. We’ve had that wreath for a few years now and typically that’s all there is. So, I decided to add some word art, a chicken wire potted tree, and a crate with some firewood. I really like that our large wooden “Believe” sign can mean what passers-by think it means. For some, it’s about the magic of Christmas, but for us it means something more.
If you want to know how I made it, you’ll have to check back next week for that tutorial.
Then as you walk through our front door there are some stairs to the side and on the stair railings. This year, I put a burlap nativity banner. You can see how I made it HERE.
And over our mantle is another nativity. My kids know about Santa, but we do far more with the birth story of Christ than we do Santa.
Again, I paired something we’ve had for years – our nativity – with a something new. I made this sign using things I already had – scrap board, some paint, and my Silhouette Portrait. I love how it adds to the nativity scene with the star that shone so brightly and a few of Christ’s many names. Just reading over the names fills me with hope and joy.
Next is our dining room. This is where we keep our Christmas tree because it’s right by a large window and the lights can shine through at night.
The table in the picture above doesn’t have any glasses on it, but after I took this photo, I finished an etched glass project. I LOVE these glasses! They look so good at our table and can be used even after Christmas is over. I also love that simple burlap and lace table runner. I got it from burlapfabric.com.
So that’s it for me. Have you been crafting any decorations this year?
Please take a minute to hop on over to some of the other bloggers on the tour today. They have some pretty amazing home decor to show you. And the tour is happening all week. If you want to see the participants from other days, head over to our host at Lovely, Etc. She has the details on ALL the Home Tour Bloggers.
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