Welcome to our Christmas 2019 home tour. Well… since a big chunk of our house is still in heavy construction mode, it’s more of a mini tour this year. Plus, I’m weeks late putting this on the blog. I gotta tell ya it’s been an exhausting year. Lately I feel like I’m constantly behind on everything, but better late than never I say.
This time of year I love to break out the flannel snowflake sheets and my ever-so-favorite, funny Christmas pillows. If you’re not familiar it’s one of the lines from the Christmas Vacation movie… one of the funniest too!
Last year’s gingerbread salt dough garland I made found a home on our new fireplace mantel. You can easily make your own salt dough ornaments or garland, it’s a really fun Christmas project for all ages.
Every year I like to switch up our Christmas decor, and wouldn’t you know I’m already dreaming about next Christmas’s decorations. Ah… next Christmas when I won’t be so exhausted and more of our home will be finished. I’m going big big big next year!
Last year I mentioned one of my favorite Christmas decorating tricks was wrapping up little tiny boxes. It’s one of my favorite budget tips! I like to use soap, pudding, and other small boxes. Open up the box, remove the contents, tape it back together, and wrap! Decorate the boxes with scrap wrapping paper and ribbon and they look so cute combined with other decorations. At the end of the season you can simply throw them away or save them like I do.
My other trusty Christmas decorating trick is also red ornament balls and pinecones. I can’t get enough! You can read more of my Christmas decorating tips in last years How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget.
Every year I like to add a new Christmas decoration to our home and this year it was SANTA PAWS!
Santa Paws was meant to be here in our new mountain home, plus he serves me wine… how sweet is that? I scored him 30% off on a Black Friday sale. If you also need a Santa Paws he’s still on sale! His Christmas attire is removable so I may just keep him up year round if I have room.
I bought super cheap basic wreaths this year and gave them a little pizazz with SnoFlock, pinecones from the creek nearby, and berries. I’ve got to say having a bag of SnoFlock on hand this time of year is an essential for me. Our bag has lasted me 3 years!
This right here is what I call Christmas cheer… we’re making spirits bright! Break out those extra wine glasses and fill them with candy canes or other small Christmas items for instant, simple decor.
That’s all for our mini Christmas tour. For more ideas be sure and check out last years 2018 Christmas Home Tour!