Hello again friends!
Christmas is right around the corner and I have soooo much I want to share with you between now and then! I have DIY gifts, decor and a wonderful home tour of my Christmas decorations that I am planning. Just a warning, though, I may be posting more than often and the posts may be shorter than usual.
That being said, let’s get down to business!
When we moved into our house, I found this piece of wood on the property. I have no clue what it was used for but I transformed it many years ago into a Fall sign. I made this sign after seeing the tutorial on EllaClaire&Co. Kristen is one of my favorite bloggers so please check her out sometime!
(If you want to see my Fall Tour from a few years ago, you can see it HERE.)
I only use this sign from September until the Christmas decorations go up. When I took it down this year, I tried to find something similar to fill in the space. Within minutes, I went down to the basement and carried it back upstairs. I flipped it over and started thinking of how I could use it for Christmas.
If you have seen my kitchen Christmas tree, it’s full of gingerbread men and houses. I’ve also added cooking utensils, red berries and marshmallows.
I had these great gingerbread house ornaments that were oversized. I didn’t want to put them on the tree. Last year, I had sat them up on the counters. They continuously fell down.
I cannot stress to you how important it is to hoard stuff for a later use. That would be my Decorating Tip #1. I know that not everyone has the space nor do they want the responsibility of holding on to so many nonessential items waiting for their purpose in life to revel themselves. But, if you can, I highly recommend it!
I found two brass hooks and a dowel rod. The hooks easily screwed into the wood with little effort. Actually, no effort because Donnie did it for me! The dowel rod hung perfectly. It was a natural color so I mixed two shades of brown craft paint and some water to make my own “stain”. The paint dried within minutes and my wood hanger was complete!
The velvet ribbon was a yard sale find. I think I paid twenty-five cents for a leftover roll.
I hung two of the three houses I had (they came with a hook on the top) and sat the other one in the corner. To balance out the edges with more color, I hung a small white plate on one side and a white creamer jar with berries like the one on the Christmas tree on the other side.
This was so easy to make and I am wondering now how I can use it after the holidays.
Just remember, you probably have something that you can transform into decor. Before you run out to the store to buy something, shop your house and see if you can make your own one-of-a-kind piece! It’s so much more fun and satisfying!
Thank you so much for stopping by Mulch and Paint today! I hope your holiday season is going fabulously and your 2020 is going to go out with happiness, health and joy.
Until next time,
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