Christmas Home Tour

Merry Christmas!  Although I did not participate in any holiday home tour blog hops this year, I still wanted to share a quick Christmas home tour (and please join me on Hometalk’s Facebook Page on December 22 for a LIVE Christmas home tour).  

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I shared our front door holiday makeover with Balsam Hill last week, and I absolutely love our front door this holiday season.

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Our office has the “fun tree” with the kids homemade ornaments as well as some pretty and colorful ornaments.  All of the gifts they hand wrapped are under this tree.  You may be able to spy a gift with two Slim Jims taped to it – that is for me from my middle son. šŸ™‚

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I love our flocked tree, but storage was not good on.  It had quite a few holes throughout, and I tried to stuff it full of ornaments to hide the gaps.  Unfortunately they were still visible.  Then, I came across this gorgeous idea from Lucy of Craftberry Bush.  I wasn’t able to find the dusters Lucy refers to for a decent price, so I improvised with a furry throw I found at Dollar General.

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They were buy one get one free, but they only had one white (I bought one in gray because they are just so soft and a great buy).  I cut the backing off and cut it into strips.

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It does a pretty job of hiding those gaps I hate!

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I am still in the process of working on our dining room.  It has me stumped this year, but I hope to have something soon.

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I did not hang fresh garland this year.  I have tried that in the past, and my middle son spent the season coughing and sneezing.  So he was not miserable this year, I hung fake garland and lots of (fake) wreaths.

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I shared our mantel a few weeks ago when I shared the tutorial for this DIY wreath sign.

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Our tree is from Balsam Hill, and it is the most realistic artificial tree I have ever owned.

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In October, I made over my mantel with Home Depot and participated in their Holiday Style Challenge.  We enjoyed the temporary wallpaper for a little while, but ultimately just realized it was not really my style.  Thank goodness it was removable!

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I made this Christmas countdown last year, and it is by far my favorite DIY Christmas project to date.

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Enjoy your holiday season!

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