You know those huge 30 gallon storage bins? Well I have not one…not two…not five…but SEVEN filled with Christmas decorations. In my defense, I blame my mother because she has twice as many. My husband rolls his eyes every year when I say I need more Christmas decorations and promptly reminds me of how many heavy bins he has to bring down from the attic. Does it stop me though? Absolutely not!
Since I LOVE decorating for Christmas, I wanted to share a few spots around our house. I hope some of my Christmas vignettes and tips will inspire your decorating this season. For additional help, HGTV has a great article with 8 tips for making beautiful vignettes.
TIP: Do you notice how nothing is on the bottom shelves? Toddlers! Enough said. Don’t feel everything has to have a decoration.
TIP: I like to lay wreaths and pictures against the backs of bookshelves to add height. When you put other decorations in front of them, it will give the shelf depth. I also arrange like objects in odd numbers. Notice the three red candles and the five trees?
TIP: On the mantel I chose to decorate with an aqua blue theme. Choosing items that are similar in color make your vignette more cohesive.
TIP: Use the Internet for a plethora of free Christmas printables. I chose to stick with a chalkboard theme. The Oh Holy Night printable can be found HERE. The Have Yourself a Merry Christmas can be found HERE. The Baby It’s Cold Outside one can be found HERE.
TIP: Fill glass jars, bowls, cake plates, vases, etc. with Christmas ornaments and other like decorations.
TIP: A hutch with dishes is a great place to tuck away some tiny ornaments and Christmas candies.
TIP: If you don’t have a gumdrop tree, you must start the tradition this year! I remember looking forward to doing this with my grandpa every year. It’s a great activity to put in the advent calendar too. Mine is from an antique store, but you can also purchase them on Amazon HERE.
TIP: Don’t forget to decorate your front stoop. Most people only use Christmas lights outside. During the day though, those twinkling lights can’t be seen.
Merry Christmas and Rescue Your Dreams!