Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Pinteresting Christmas

Like I've said many, many times, I love Christmas and in particular, decorating for Christmas. Another love of mine is Pinterest, which I need to join a support group for because it. is. addicting.

As I thought about posting my holiday decorations, I wondered about the best way to organize them. I looked around and realized many of my decorations were Pinterest-idea-inspired and decided to do a post specifically dedicated to the 'pins' that I re-created and "nailed it."

First off is my pride and joy, the Santa sleigh and reindeer garland. The idea is from The Proper Pinwheel, where a downloadable template is available.

To make, I simply downloaded the (free!) template and printed onto card stock. I then cut out the template, traced on card stock I already had, cut out, and hot glued twine to the back. I went over the hot glue twice to ensure it stayed. Finally, I hot-glued a red gemstone onto Rudolph's nose.

I'm really excited about how it turned out. In fact I keep staring at it and my family is starting to think there's something wrong with me.

Ahem. Moving on. The "Baby It's Cold Outside" print is ANOTHER Pinterest-creation, from Over the Big Moon. I prefer to print these types of things on photo paper, so I ordered a poster size (11" by 14") from Walgreens and used a 40% off coupon for a grand total of $5.99. I love that I can keep it up past the holiday since it is more wintry than Christmasy.

Although not a Pinterest-related item, I just wanted to point out the beautiful Cardinal print I purchased on Etsy from greenpix. It is very wintry (again something I can leave up past the holiday) and the red ties in with the Santa and other decorations in the room. Cardinals are my favorite bird and have a special meaning to me, which if I explained you would think I am crazy, so I'll skip that. The photos here do not do this photograph justice, please check out greenpix's shop to see its beauty.

Also on the mantel/shelf are a stamped-clay Santa sleigh that Dylan made, a mini-Nutcracker that is actually a place card-holder from CVS ($2, score!) and another of Dylan's awesome creations: a Clothespin reindeer.

The print that will stay up all-year-long and is also awesome (Be The Good) is from the Sprinkled Joy Etsy shop. Other addictions I may have: Etsy, Ikea.

Moving on next to the couch is another Pinterest free download/print-out, a chalk drawing by Nest of Posies. I love the look of this, and purchased the gold frame from Target just for this print.

Finally, I am always looking for a way to display cards. I loved the idea pinned from Greener Grass, which is to attach ribbon to the cabinet fronts and use clothespins to attach the cards as they come in.

I attached the ribbon with 3M removeable sticky strips, and covered the clothespins in festive Washi tape from Oh, and the Santa and Snowman jars hold festive cookie cutters, hot cocoa mix, and holiday teas.

Those are all of my Pinterest-inspired holiday decorations, for now. If you're interested, my Christmas Pinterest board is here.

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  1. I totally have the same "Baby It's Cold Outside" printable as you in my Christmas vignette! Haha, great minds think alike! Love it!
    Silver from A Silver Snapshot

    1. I love your holiday shelves! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Whatever did we do before Pinterest?! The reindeer garland is so cute, love it :)

    1. I know, it seems like all my 'ideas' come from Pinterest now! Thanks so much :)