Christmas has arrived On Sutton Place and believe me, I had my doubts whether or not I could make it happen! For a few days I was smack in the middle of a gigantic mess. Slow and steady was my mantra and room by room, the disarray disappeared. In its place came Christmas. An inexpensive, DIY, use-what-you-already-have kind of Christmas. I’m joining some amazing DIY bloggers for Deck The Halls and the perfect place to start is the entry.
I shared some DIY Christmas Wall Art a few days ago.
Next came the stairway banister. I have to use artificial greenery here because of a heat register right below the spindles. I tried fresh garland the first few years we were here and it’s just not worth the mess. I’ve used the same piece of garland for years. Each year I come up with a different way to decorate it. Last year I used giant pine cones and ribbon. This year it’s stars and red balls.
Honestly, this had me stumped for a day or two. It wasn’t until I found a bag buried in the bottom of a bin that inspiration hit. In the bag were stars and red balls that I used in my dining room last year.
Even though I can’t have fresh garland on the banister, I try to work it in other places. There is nothing like the clean smell of pine. I bought a big bunch of juniper at a local garden center and added it to vintage enamelware.
The last corner to be decked holds a chair…and what better way to deck a chair than with pillows! The Believe pillow is available in my Etsy shop. (I’m offering the whole thing…pillow cover AND down insert.) If you want to see how I made the fringed burlap Christmas trees, click right here.
Since the burlap trees moved to the floor I added the grain sack christmas trees from last year to the small chest.
If you have time, please drop in (just click the pictures) and visit these wonderful bloggers who are decking their halls too.
Linking to: Funky Junk Interiors