Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Decor - A Bit DIY, A Bit Nutcracker

Here's a taste of the craziness I call my Holiday Decor. It's part crafty and part Nutcracker to feed my obsession with Nutcrackers. Above I had some silver glittered feathers I put out in a little glass for shine!
 I have lots of wood in my family room and I used some greenery to up the Holiday spirit and threw some berries and colorful garland around it.
 I have a candleholder on my table to which I hung the Christmas Tree Paper ornaments I made


This is in my entry hall. I have more glittered feathers in a glass tube with bells in it on a candleholder. 
 Here's a quick idea. Put ornaments and a string of lights in a glass vase and you have some festive decor.
My vintage button tree has to be my favorite thing I've made ever. I took it and put it in a vintage candy dish that I spray painted with primer so it looks matte white. There are the mason jar snow globes that I made as well. 
 I inherited all of these vintage buttons so with color pins, I stuck them on a styrofoam cone. It took forever and a day but if you have nothing to do for a few days, make one.
 One of my favorite nutcrackers, the Sushi Chef. If you know me, you know why.
 Here's my kitchen cooking tree. I have wooden cooking utensils, colorful balls and hand knitted mini mittens on this tree.
 Not really a decoration, but don't you love my little bar. This vintage cart cost me $40 at a flea market and I didn't have to do a thing to it.
These are the Nutcrackers in the place of honor, above the TV. These are the characters represented in the Nutcracker: the Mouse King, Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer. Plus my very first nutcracker on the left and Santa on the right.
The mantle with nutcrackers and stockings.
Our Christmas tree is mostly Nutcrackers with a few other treasured ornaments thrown in. Above are some glittery nutcrackers.
 Here's a close up of a knitted pair of mini mittens I made. Here's a pattern for them if you want to make them.
 More nutcrackers.
 In my kitchen, I keep the cooking/baking themed nutcrackers.
 I used a vintage hankie to put under my plate rack. It's red and green, so...in keeping with the holiday theme.
 In my kitchen, on a ledge behind our eating booth I put these little beer cork trees I made. Pretty self-explanatory. I hope you enjoyed a peek into my home.


6 comments:

Lisa Braithwaite said...

Adorable! I'm not surprised you love nutcrackers, since you're a bit of a nut. :-)

PaigeR530 said...

I love the ornaments on the string of lights idea! How creative! Your home looks beautiful!

Ashley @ It's Fitting said...

Gosh, I feel so inadequate. I don't even think we OWN that many decorations. Getting there though. Every year I try to buy more!

Aimee said...

Your tree and nutcracker collections are LOVELY!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!
XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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Kelley Hart said...

Love what you've done with the place! We have a nutcracker collection too! Actually, I started it for our son, but he really could care less now (15 year olds!), so I guess it's mine. We also have that same moon ornament, and a tree collection! Hope you had a fun Christmas! xo