Monday, December 21, 2015

Feeling Festive: This Year's Holiday Decor

Each year, I try to make a few projects to add to our holiday decor. Christmas is my husband's favorite holiday, and now that we have a big enough apartment, we have a full-size tree, stockings, and an ever-growing collection of holiday decor. This year, I picked four projects to make, but have so far only completed two(ish). The first was a really quick crocheted holiday lights garland using this free pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. It's strung along the bookshelf containing my knitting library, which is opposite the other built-in bookshelf where we've hung our stockings.
After spotting this granny square tree tutorial on pinterest, I thought I could make my own version to hang on our door, using buttons as the ornaments. My idea worked out pretty well, I think!
I was hoping to make all 4 snowball buddies for our tree, but the first three I ended up gifting, and sine then I have only made this cute bunny ornament (hence the ish above):
The final project I want to make this year is this crocheted snowman for the front door. We're not really wreath people, and Tyler and I both really like snowmen, so a lot of our holiday decor has this theme. I am hoping to make this before the end of the year, luckily we tend to leave our decorations up for a while past Christmas, so there is still time!

One quick and easy way I decorated this year was to hang wooden cutout snowflakes (which I bought during World Market's crazy Black Friday online sale - 50% off and free shipping!), then use burlap ribbon (which I bought on Amazon for about $6) as a simple garland.
Burlap ribbon + ornaments = instant xmas cheer.
What are your favorite DIY holiday ideas?

4 comments:

  1. I adore your granny square tree! All of your decorations are so festive. This year rather than spending endless hours looking for the perfect ornament, I decided to create my own as well.

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  2. I really love those wooden snowflakes, so pretty!

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  3. Look at how festive your decor is, amazing! Love the granny square tree, and the little bunny ornament! And that light garland is great.

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