Christmas Decor

by jordanfaeh

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I’ve had a few people ask for different tutorials on some of my Christmas decorations so I thought I would share here!

But I feel like this needs to be said first… I love scrolling through my favorite blogs to look for inspiration, but sometimes I find myself discontent or panicking that I haven’t done enough. The internet is a great space for encouraging creativity, but it’s also REALLY easy to turn something good into something that makes you feel terrible. I don’t want this blog to make you feel terrible. I don’t want you to walk away feeling like you need to do more. Decorating for Christmas is such a fun thing, but we all know that it’s not the pretty things that make this holiday special. So even if you hang a tiny piece of tinsel on the ceiling fan and call it “good” you can still have a beautiful Christmas. Jesus still became flesh for you. God still loved you enough to send His only son. That’s all you need 🙂

OKAY. Rant over.

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I tried to be intentional about Christmas decor this year. I want to create things that I can continue to use throughout the years. I loved this wreath from Anthropologie, but certainly wasn’t going to fork over $140 for it. I browsed through a few tutorials online and made my own for about $30. It was a little more time consuming than I anticipated, but I still feel it was worth saving over $100. Have a Christmas movie marathon and craft away! I used this tutorial.

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// gold vase (target) bottle brush tree (michaels) //

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I dug up some feathers and pine cones that I had in the basement and added a little glitter. The mason jars are filled with epsom salts to look like snow 🙂

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I used this tutorial to make the geometric himmeli ornaments.

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And, of course, I had to sport some Lincoln love! This adorable ceramic ornament is made here in Nebraska by EARTHENjoy.

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The stockings were originally hung on the mantel and that lasted about two seconds before a certain toddler decided to pull them down. I found them at Target and hung an old dream catcher I made.

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Back in August, I bought this deer head from Hobby Lobby (originally gold) knowing that I wanted to use it for Christmas decor. A little spray paint and an air plant earring looks good on him, I think! I made the pom pom garland out of extra, cheap yarn I had laying around. I used this same tutorial for making the pom poms but tied them to a braided string instead. (I learned the hard way that if you don’t braid the base it will break.)

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And last but not least a little miniature tree for the girls. Complete with handmade ornaments by local artisan Simply Printed.

I’ve also had a few people asking about Penny’s teepee. You can find the tutorial here!

I can honestly say that this is the first time I haven’t stressed about decorating my home for the holidays. It’s not extravagant. I didn’t do everything I was hoping to. But that’s okay. Have grace with yourself this season.

Cheers!

Jord.

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