I love seeing how other people have decorated their homes for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to do a holiday apartment tour today!
Let’s start at the front door!
I was inspired by Made In A Day to make a square wreath. It was definitely one of those super simple, yet very satisfying DIYs!
To make it, I simply bent the wire frame from a round wreath into a square and moved the branches around to perfect the shape. Then, I hot glued a bunch of silver and gold sparkly stars to the wreath and tied on a gold bow. Super easy!
The entry way is next.I updated my gallery wall with some DIY holiday artwork.
I also added my Noel sign to the closet doors in the entry.
Next, let’s head into the kitchen, where I updated my DIY chalkboard with a Christmas message.
I did the most decorating in the living room.
I started by topping a small side table with a framed Deck the Halls print from I Heart Hands-On. Isn’t it cute?
I also added my birds and one of my favorite Christmas books, Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland. Have you seen this book? It is hilarious and would make a great stocking stuffer.
Here’s one of my favorite pages.
I’ve shared a few sneak peeks of my Christmas village here and on Facebook already, but here is the finished product.
Here are a few more pictures of the village.
I made my own patterns for the houses, but I got a lot of inspiration from Martha’s Winter Village. To build the village, I put a layer of Eco Snow on my coffee table (over books for varying heights), arranged the houses, added a small mirror for a pond, and then sprinkled everything with Buffalo Snow. It’s really sparkly and soft looking. I love it!
Finally, there is the tree.
When it comes to decorating a tree, my philosophy is to squeeze on as many ornaments as possible! It really looks festive and helps to fill out a sparse tree.
Here are a few of my favorite ornaments from my childhood. That poodle cracks me up!
I took some creative shots of the tree with bokeh, too.
How do you like to decorate for the holidays?
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