Okay, I do not want to freak you out or anything, but Christmas is less than 3 weeks away! Ack!
Are you finished decorating your house?
Have you started yet?
I haven’t! Unless you call this “decorated for Christmas”…
Jonathan and I found this little tree, that used to be my mom’s, while we were getting some things out of our guest house (aka: storage building). The boys were so excited when they saw that little tree! Precious.
I am hoping to get our real Christmas tree up this week.
So if you are like me, you are still looking all over blogland for some great Christmas decorating ideas.
That’s why I am so excited to have Carmel, from Our Fifth House, here on my blog today!
She is going to share some great ideas for simple and inexpensive Christmas decor.
And guess what?
She’s another Kentucky Girl!
This state is loaded with DIY talent! :)
She lives in the city right next to me, but we have never met. I am hoping we can get together during the new year. (Got it, Carmel?!)
Now, here she is…
Hello, I’m Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I am so delighted to be here today! I was so very honored when Traci asked me to participate in her Christmas series! She said she was running a series on simple and inexpensive Christmas ideas, and I thought to myself, “Wow, is she reading my mind or something?” I honestly can’t think of two other words that would better describe how I like to decorate my home for the holidays!
To deck the halls in a simple and inexpensive way I follow three basic rules.
I also made a little Christmas village to use as a centerpiece on my kitchen table.
My second rule is the easiest to follow.
Decorating with the cards that you receive brings in such a warm feeling and personal touch to your decor. We’ve yet to receive any cards just yet, so I hung up a few photos. You really don’t need to a buy a Christmas card holder. You can string up ribbon, twine, or a crochet chain (like I did) to your windows and use clothespins to hang your cards and pictures.
Simple and sweet!
Last but not least is rule number 3.
Even if you don’t have a chalkboard you can turn a mirror into a message board using dry erase markers. I love adding some of our favorite Christmas movie quotes and scripture verses to lots of wipeable surfaces in our home. It’s just a fun way to bring in even more holiday cheer!
Thanks so much Traci for inviting me over to your beautiful and inspiring blog! It was such a honor to be here today!
Cute stuff, Carmel! Thank you so much!
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