I love the Christmas season! I find such comfort and serenity in tradition, and there is no other time of year that is so rich with tradition than the holiday season! One tradition that I DON’T find comfort OR serenity in is the chore of hauling all of the many boxes of holiday decor upstairs from the basement. I set out this year to drop that tradition like a bad habit.
Do you remember the Fall decorations from my Fall Decor Scavenger Hunt Part 1 and Fall Decor Scavenger Hunt Part 2 posts? Well, they’re back as my holiday decor! Aiming to break the tradition of hauling decorations out for ANY season, in the Fall I began the evolution of my everyday decor transformed for each season. Minimal effort and high impact!
The below are my crackled glass hurricanes (remember I had candy corn in them for Fall and corn for Thanksgiving?). To make them in to holiday decor, I switched out the corn for Peppermints and swapped the Fall wreath placemat for a silver metallic napkin to make my Christmas centerpiece.
These moss topiaries live on the mantle year round but I needed to find a way to transform them for Christmas. I took them out of their Fall costume and put them in their Christmas one. I cut pieces off of branches that I got from Dollar Tree (that’s my favorite place to buy things to cut up!) and nested them in the base of the topiaries, along with red glitter twine balls I got from Hobby Lobby. I switched out the Fall planters they were in for these Christmasy aluminum ones (also from Dollar Tree).
A fireplace and mantle are up there as my favorite things to decorate for Christmas! This lantern that held a variety of pumpkins, gourds and other Fall-y stuff now houses Cinnamon scented pine cones, Christmas tree bulbs, red ribbon and some stems of red glitter berries from Hobby Lobby.
I’m not done yet! Later this week I will share the transformation of the rest of the decorations you saw for Fall, dressed up for Christmas.
What are some of your favorite things to “dress up” for Christmas?
I hope that you are taking time for yourself to enjoy the holiday season and your favorite traditions!
Thank you for reading!