Over the next 3 days, 18 fabulous bloggers are joining together
to present the Welcome Home Christmas Tour.
I chose to share a rarely seen ‘welcoming’ spot in my home…
it’s the landing at the top of our spiral staircase.
I asked my readers awhile back…
“Can a woodland Christmas be shabbilicious?”
Yes…. I think it can be… if it is filled with white owls,
icicles and snowflakes!
I still have several projects to complete for this little spot in my Christmas décor… so this is just the beginning.
As you know, I’m a dreamer, a planner and a list writer.
I know in my mind exactly how I want this spot to look and feel and I planned it all out…. but sometimes even the best laid plans can go awry. I arrived home from my holiday last week to the news that my dad was about to go in for a quite serious surgery.
Suddenly our plans were on hold and filling our home with Christmas décor didn’t have the same urgency. I wanted to have this area finished to share with you today… but the truth is, the world won’t end because this isn’t quite finished. I will continue to work on this area over the next few days.
Let me show you what I’ve done so far…
The crate is a vintage one that we found on our property. It is rotted and falling apart, but we like it and use it as a shoe storage box on our back deck.
I knew it would make a perfect base for our tree.
The tree is a 4’ tall cheap discount store tree that I’ve had for years.
I gave it a winter look by spraying it with watered down white paint.
Next came the owls… don’t you know it, owls have been my thing in 2015.
I painted 4 designs and then printed them on matt photo paper. They were adhered to to 3mm MDF with watered down white glue and a squeegee and then cut out with a scroll saw.
ADDED 3rd December – Free printable owl designs
now available to download HERE
The snowflakes and icicles are from… drum roll please…. Walmart!
Yep, I discovered Walmart while in Hawaii. I was a little worried about venturing in there after the things I’ve seen online, but oh my, it’s amazing in there.
Okay, so my US friends may not agree, but let me explain this to my Aussie friends… listen up girls – their cosmetics are half the price of ours. The prices in the craft isle are about a third of what we pay and there were items I’ve never ever seen before. But I whizzed through those isles because at the far side of the store the Christmas department was beckoning. I picked up a dozen of these glittery snowflakes for less than $2. I can’t even begin to tell you the things I saw in that store… and I purchased a whole lot too!
So, the tree is up and I’m currently working on a backdrop using really weathered old fence palings. I like how the tree glows at night and the bonus is, we can also see it from our lounge area below.
I hope you enjoyed my ‘welcoming’ spot in our Christmas home.
I think my daughter will like it when she returns home on the weekend… it’s right outside her bedroom.
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the other ladies on todays tour and then continue on to Wednesday and Thursday’s tours.
Tammy One More Time Events
Meegan with What Meegan Makes
Pamela with From My Front Porch to Yours
Paula with Sweet Pea
KerryAnne with Shabby Art Boutique
Shanna with Restoration Redoux
Jen with A Girl in the Garage
Julie with Lilacs and Longhorns
Therese with Fresh Idea Studio
Sonya with At Home with the Barkers
Angie with Postcards from the Ridge
Anne with White Lace Cottage
Amy with Atta Girl Says
Christie with Our Southern Home
Sondra with Sondra Lyn at Home
Angie with Knick of Time
Barbara with The Everyday Home
What a fabulous Christmas tour.
Festive hugs – Kerryanne
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