Christmas Tree and Decor 2012

I’m excited to share our Christmas decor with you this year! I had so much fun making virtually everything that I have used this year and it’s helped get me in the Christmas spirit for sure. 
Let’s start with the tree!
These are a few of my favorite (purchased) ornaments. Most I had on hand from previous years but I added a few this year, like the silvery monograms.

I added some gold and cream script ribbon intertwined with some burlap garland to wrap around the tree.
I made these monogram ornaments by simply filling a clear plastic bulb with glitter and adding the gold monogram for each of my kids’ names. 
The tree skirt was also another favorite of mine this year. I have seen a bijillion tutorials for a ruffled tree skirt and decided I loved it but wanted to make it my “own”. I used a canvas and cut it into a 42″ circle and cup an opening for the tree to fit in. I used velcro strips to close it up and added a cream linen ruffle and bow to it. Next comes the fun part.

I printed off an image I made on the computer and laid it underneath the finished skirt. I used a pencil to trace it (the best I could – the canvas was not very see thru!) Then I used gold metallic fabric paint and added the “Peace on Earth” image. I absolutely love it! I almost don’t want to cover it with presents! PSH! Ya right!

Here’s the full tree during the day!
…and at night. I couldn’t help but snap a photo of these sweet boys in their matching jammies by the tree. Can’t believe there will be a third little one next year! 

If you missed it, here’s my shelf/mantel thing. You can see the full post with tutorials here.

This is another one of my favorites this year. I love the pearls! You can learn how to make it here.

Here are a few more pics just for fun!

JOY letters tutorial can also be found here. That’s it! I am so ready for Christmas! Are you?
OH! Please take a moment to “like” my tree at the DIY Showoff Tree contest! I’m entry #86 (the photo of my boys in front of the glowing tree) Consider it your Christmas gift to me! *winks*

Merry Christmas friends,


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    December 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love the huge JOY on the wall! Everything is beautiful. My boys have those pi’s too- so cute! congrats on the little one on the way!

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    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno
    December 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Love it all…that picture of the boys is too precious for words!

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    kelsey bang
    December 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    i love the size of your tree! its perfect! all the little details in decor, so dang cute!

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    December 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Love this space!

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    Katie @ Creatively Living
    December 19, 2012 at 4:29 am

    LOVE it! It really all looks so good! I love the JOY and how the gold in it matches the gold in the tree the most….ya, that might sound weird, but that is my favorite part 🙂 –Katie

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    Shabby chic Sandy
    December 19, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Everything looks beautiful and I adore that tree skirt!!! That picture of the boys in front of the tree is just priceless 🙂

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    December 19, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Love that wreath, can’t wait to make one!

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    December 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    The pearl wreath is still my favorite, but all of it is lovely.

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    December 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Everything looks so great!

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    December 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Glam and Glitz….my kinda girls!Love your pearl wreath….found you through DIY and am following you,now!

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    December 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    So, so pretty! Amazing job! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

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    Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton
    December 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the picture of the boys in front of the tree enjoying the magic. I would love it if you would stop by my weekly link party and link these up. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-21.html

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    January 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Its so beautiful and bright! What size is your tree? Did you buy it prelit?

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