First up was a little DIY project I mentioned here and I love how they turned out. Super simple and super cute, can't go wrong with that. You start out with various jars, I stole a few of these from my parents and then I had a couple smaller ones on hand.
Fill with "snow." I used a combination of Epson salt and silver glitter, just a tad.
Add a few bottle brush trees (I bought a pack of like 20 at Home Depot for $7) and viola!
It's like a little winter wonderland for your house. Dan actually walked by them after he got home from work, looked at em for a little bit, and then said they were cute. What a guy. The best part of all though is that the whole thing ran me just the cost of the trees because I had everything else on hand- and now I have tons of trees left over! The trees in my inspiration photo were all white so maybe next year I'll whip out the spray paint and try this again another way but I'm actually loving the green so I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
Next up is a little tip we actually picked up from our contractor, the one who did our kitchen, which is to stuff Christmas lights up above our cabinets and snake the wire down the side to give a nice soft glow to the room.
And with the light off...
The only thing I wish we had done was to get the lights with the white wire instead of the green. Oh well, maybe I'll pick up a string of them during the after-Christmas sales but for now we're just gonna live with it.
What have you guys done decoration-wise? Anyone sent out their Christmas cards yet? I'm still on the hunt for ones that actually say Merry Christmas and aren't super corny. Any suggestions? Sidenote: we put up our Christmas tree last night so stay tuned for that!