Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Pinspiration: Christmas In Our Home!

Its been a crafty Christmas around my household! A little project here, a little project there, a glass of cabernet, the Real Housewives on TV and voila....instant decor productivity! 

I have to say I'm quite proud of how it all turned out. This was our first Christmas in our new home and as you can imagine, my mind has been overwhelmed with ideas. Some original and some Pinterest inspired. Instead of doing multiple posts I opted for one MEGA post with oodles of holiday "Pinspiration" just for you. 

Welcome to our little Christmas nook! 

Present Wrapping:

Sometimes you just can't remember it all! This year I forgot to buy tags for our gifts. Luckily, after a little pinning session, I stumbled across this awesome idea. It was super easy and really personalized each gift! 

1. Download an online image of your gift recipient (I got mine from Facebook!)
2. Paste into a Microsoft Word document and size accordingly
3. Print on regular paper
4. Cut and tape to your gift! 

Pin Sister Tip: To take it up a notch, have actual photography prints made! 

We wrapped our gifts with neutral color wrapping paper from Amazon and shiny silver string. The finishing touch was a glittery ornament as a wrapping accent. They came in packages of 12 at Walmart for less than $4 dollars. Pin Sister score!

Holiday Card Display:

I stumbled upon this adorable Christmas card wreath from and fell in love with the idea of creating a display for all of the wonderful cards we receive from family and friends. We re-purposed a framed wire piece, added a few wood clips, sparkly ribbon, glitzy ornaments and voila!

The "Pinspiration":

Our Creation:

"Let It Snow Banner":

Our last little DIY project is this cute and simple "Let It Snow" banner. I wanted a short phrase and who doesn't love snow over the holidays! I whipped out a few crafting skills from my grade school days and followed the simple steps below:

1. Print the individual letters from the phrase of your choice onto card stock (One letter per page!)
2. Trace and cut a triangle shape around each letter
3. Completely cover the black lettering with glue
4. Sprinkle glitter over top the glued letter until it is completely covered
5. Shake off any excess glitter that doesn't stick to the glue
6. Once the glue has completely dried you can hang the letters as you wish! 



  1. would love a tutorial on the chicken wire frame and def that rustic mirror if you DIYed that yourself!

    1. The mirror was an awesome score @ Homegoods! But I will definitely try to pull a post together for a DIY version of our wired frame! I love it because the decor possibilities are endless with it.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah! You have a gorgeous home as well! Saw your recent post :)

  3. You Christmas looks beautiful!! Where did you find (or make?) the sequin stockings?!

    1. Thanks, Erin! They were also a Homegoods score. But, I'll have to look up a DIY tutorial for a future Pin Sister post.

    2. Thanks- I've never been to HomeGoods, I'll have to check it out. But beautiful diy's you are so creative!

  4. Love love love this post. Your house looks AMAZING.