Well, it’s only a week until Christmas, and I thought I’d show you around the Christmas decorations around our house! So lets begin the tour…
We’ll start with the photo above. It’s pretty self explanatory- the nativity. I love it because it’s a bit different. I particuarly love the flowers, stars etc. that crawl up the sides of the characters.
Behind: In the vase are a bunch of long thin stuffed stockings with decorations out the top. They are REALLY easy to make, so hit me up if you want a quick tutorial on how to make ‘em!
Front: In the front is some wooden letters spelling Noel, which I dry-brushed with white paint.
Top: On the other side of the TV I’ve put Tin candle holders from my Nana, and a tin star in a big jar.
Bottom: I’ve used thick paper mache letters painted red, and then dry-brushed with white paint. There’s also an assortment of ornaments in front of the TV including our Hanukiah Menora.
Left: We have two Christmas quilts up this year. The one of the left is one I made my first year at craft group. You can’t see down the bottom it says “Merry Christmas”, which I embroidered in a pretty font. The snowflake and star sections of the panel are all stars and scrapbooking embellishments. Each of the other sections are applique. This is probably one of my favourite quilts I’ve made, and something I am super proud of.
Right: My nana made this for me for Christmas one year. The middle is a panel with the a-z of Christmas, with a border around the edge.
Our Christmas bunting! So simple to make.
Front: This side board has turned into Christmas central. There are the Christmas elves, and a bunch of other decorations. Our nativity sits up behind the pine cones.
Behind: We don’t have a Christmas tree, and so this is something I’ve done this year to still ‘hang’ out decorations. I have a lot of ornaments that need to be hung to be displayed, and so created this ‘anti-christmas tree’. I’m basically just hanging them from the fly screen. There are a few reasons why we don’t have the tree, which I won’t go into here, to be honest, I don’t really like talking about it, because if I had it my way, we would have one. But I guess that’s part of being married, right?! Compromise and all that stuff..
A close of up of some of the ornaments on the anti-christmas tree.
Our advent calendar is strung above the TV, between the two Christmas quilts. Here is the tutorial for the paper advent calendar.
Table centerpiece One: Every year my Nana makes these fabric cones for each member of our extended family. As you can see, it’s been a few years! The girls ones have an ornamnet inside, and the boys ones have some money.
Notes: Luke has actually strung all these up to the swag we have above one of our windows, so they’re not on the table anymore!
Table centerpice two: Some berries etc. in a vase. Really simple and lovely, though the berries have got a bit mouldy and they are quite difficult to clean!
This is one of the swags that hang in front of the window. This one has some fabric stars and hearts strung from it. You can make some stars and hearts if you follow the directions in my ebook.