Welcome to a Classic Christmas Home Decor Tour

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If you “need a little Christmas,” fasten your sleigh belt! Today I’m sharing a classic Christmas home tour along with several talented blogging pals. Consider it your seasonal dose of inspiration for all things Christmas home decor. (And you know there will be plenty of DIY projects thrown in!)

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Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tour

The only thing better than hosting a home tour is doing it in great company. I’m super excited to join a wonderful group of ladies for the Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Kelly from The Tattered Pew and Mansa from This Is Simplicite.

If you clicked over from Ana at Fiddle Leaf Blog, welcome to First Day of Home! Ana is such a talented interior decorator and so fun to follow! You’ll find links to the rest of the crew at the end of this post.

Celebrating Christmas in the Living Room

For me, Christmas represents all that is hope, peace, and joy. It’s about the spirit of anticipation and wonder. As challenging as this year has been, my wish is that you find a little comfort this holiday season and take pleasure in the many blessings in your life.

A Christmas Mantel

Christmas living room decor with traditional red and green Christmas tree decor, coffee table decor and farmhouse style Christmas mantel
Christmas in the living room at dusk

Doesn’t the sign say what we all want this coming year?

I decided to repurpose my DIY farmhouse sign from a prior project and design this new sign for my Christmas mantel.

Farmhouse Christmas mantel with DIY wooden sign that reads "Peace on Earth"
Christmas mantel with DIY farmhouse sign

(Remember I told you the sign was reversible and “removable”? There’s a different phrase from my winter mantel decor on the back.)

For more inspiration, you can check out this collection of Christmas mantel decor ideas.

DIY Wooden Houses

If you’re a “regular” around here, you may remember the DIY mini wooden houses I displayed as part of my Christmas coffee table decor. (More on that below.)

Well, I decided to make not-so-mini wooden houses to display on my mantel as well. A girl can never have too many houses, right?!

Christmas mantel with knit stockings and two DIY wooden houses with a wooden Christmas tree
Handmade wooden houses

These houses are especially sentimental because they’re made from scrap wood we had from our raised bed vegetable garden this fall. You can see that whole journey on my Instagram gardening highlights.

Below the houses are my new knit stockings. Of course, I couldn’t find the ones that came with red pom-poms and tassels already, so guess who made a trip to Michael’s to get DIY supplies…

Real or Faux Garland?

This is the first year I’ve played with having real greenery on my mantel. In last year’s post on Christmas tree decor, I was perfectly happy with my thick faux garland. I just needed something daintier this time.

I was also the crazy lady who clipped a few real berries near the neighborhood pond to complete the scene.

Two wooden candlesticks with red LED candles and a wooden house on mantel with real cedar garland

Considering the allergies we have and the short lifespan of real greenery, I may opt for faux again next year. Oh, but I do plan to enjoy the real deal for another week or two.

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A Red and Green Christmas Tree

I truly love and appreciate all the neutral Christmas tree decor out there that looks so snowy and magical. This year, however, I fell in love with some ribbon, and the rest is history.

Christmas tree ribbon with phrase "Merry Christmas" embroidered on it

This embroidered “Merry Christmas” ribbon was a bit of a splurge, but I’ve been really good this year…

Christmas living room with red and green themed Christmas tree and farmhouse style mantel

Okay, I also splurged on the wide red gingham ribbon you see on the tree. I said I was really good this year! If there’s one thing to splurge on when it comes to Christmas tree decor, it’s the ribbon.

To see how I repurpose ribbons across the years, check out my plaid Christmas tree decor. It gave this same tree a totally different look.

Christmas tree decorated in red and green in the living room at dusk
Christmas tree at dusk

I love the way the light from the tree makes the whole living room sparkle in the evenings.

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A good poinsettia always adds a lively touch to Christmas home decor. Plus, my sled needed a companion.

Poinsettia plant at base of fireplace next to sled
Fireplace mantel decor at the base

Coffee Table Decor

I recently shared a fun Pinterest challenge project using a wooden box as Christmas decor. This put the finishing touch on my Christmas coffee table.

Coffee table Christmas home decor with wooden box, glass cloche and reindeer figurine

And here’s a closer look at the mini version of my DIY wooden houses with a slightly different display option.

Mini wooden houses on coffee table tray

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Christmas Dining Room Decor

Though it’s unclear if my family will be able to gather for Christmas dinner, I set the table in anticipation of gathering at some point in the (hopefully near) future.

Formal dining room Christmas home decor with plaid tartan theme and copper accents

I went with a tartan theme this time, building on the mercury glass holiday centerpiece I made a few years back. You can see how I repurposed this ribbon the following year in my Christmas living room decor.

Christmas dining room table centerpiece with tartan plaid ribbon and green velvet ribbon

Since I brought out my copper mugs for Moscow mules, I figured the bling-y accents on the centerpiece would still coordinate well once I added the ribbons.

Christmas place setting with plaid charger plate and white china next to table centerpiece

Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that I made these DIY charger plates after seeing a similar one in a high-end home decor store. They are super easy to make!

Check out this DIY charger plate plus 9 other Christmas crafts in my recent YouTube video.

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Hot Chocolate Bar for the Kids

Since I have twin little boys to consider for my Christmas home decor, I always like to include a special treat for them. It’s a toned-down version of last year’s hot cocoa bar.

Hot chocolate bar with DIY sign and homemade treats on buffet in dining room

I shared on my Instagram reels a 1-minute clip of me making the signs, labels and treats you see here.

Close up of tiered tray with hot cocoa ingredients

The painted mason jar is another DIY you’ll find in my recent YouTube crafting video. It’s an incredibly easy way to add a cozy farmhouse vibe to a Christmas cocoa bar or coffee station.

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Christmas Wishes to You

My classic Christmas home decor includes a few sentimental pieces and DIY projects that reflect the many GOOD things that happened this year. We are healthy. We built an amazing vegetable garden. My boys have the most incredible teacher a parent could ask for. There is goodness all around!

I’m wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases and a very happy New Year!

Continue Your Tour

Don’t forget my friends are waiting to welcome you to their homes! Next on your Christmas tour is Kristin from White Arrows Home. You will adore her idyllic cabin all decked out for the holidays!

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew // My Thrift Store Addiction // Simply 2 Moms

Worthing Court // Bricks N’ Blooms // Open Doors Open Hearts

Tuesday’s Tours

Lora B Create and Ponder // This Is Simplicite

Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse //

Wednesday Tour’s

Stone Gable // Midwest Life And Style // Follow The Yellow Brick Home 

Noting Grace // My Wee Abode // The Farmhouse Life

Thursday’s Tours

Aratari At Home // Caitlin Marie Design // Sweet Pea

Fiddle Leaf Blog // First Day Of Home // White Arrows Home

Friday’s Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill // The Aspiring Home // Lantern Lane Designs 

DIY Beautify // Cassie Bustamante // The Flowering Farmhouse

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    1. Hi CiCi! Thanks so much for the kind words! I love this time of year so much, I wish I could leave my house like this all the time. But then again, I guess it wouldn’t feel special.

      I hope you have a fabulous holiday season! XO, Crissy

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Yes, you should totally do a cocoa bar for your daughter. It really puts everyone in the Christmas spirit, and this mommy enjoys it too! I mean, it’s not just for the kids, right?! (smirk)

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! I’ve enjoyed touring with you as well and seeing your beautiful farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays. Merry Christmas! Hugs, Crissy

    1. Thanks, Ana! So glad we met on this tour. It’s fun to see what everyone comes up with, and I always walk away with so many new ideas! Loved your tour too! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  1. Crissy, your home is so beautiful for Christmas! I love all the attention to detail and the many projects you’ve made to enhance your home! Have a very Merry holiday season with your family!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I know you love a good DIY project, too. I enjoyed seeing your projects and getting inspired by you as well. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs, Crissy

  2. Crissy I loved your traditional Christmas tour! All of your pops of red and green were just what I needed for inspiration. I loved the ribbon you put on your tree(good thing you were good this year!) Merry Christmas my friend and thanks for joining the tour!!!

    1. Kelly, thank you so much for including me in this wonderful tour! Thanks also for the sweet comment. Yes, I think it’s good to treat ourselves to something special now and then. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, my friend! Hugs, Crissy

  3. Crissy, I love that you made larger scrap wood houses for the mantel to coordinate with the others; so fun! I want to know more about your dining room rug; I love it. Is it printed jute? Where did you get it? Fun to see your house all decorated for the season. Enjoy the Merry!

    1. Thanks, Ladies! Ha ha…I’m glad others agree on permission to splurge on ribbon. It was nice meeting you both during the hop! Happy Holidays! -Crissy

  4. I love all of these ideas, Crissy! When my kids were younger they always wanted to put up our old, tacky Christmas decorations. Now that most of them are moved out of the house, I can decorate how I want to haha! My favorite part of decorating during the holiday season is getting my upholstery cleaned, fluffing up the Holiday pillows on the couch, and taking a nap after all of the decorating is complete!!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! Yes, I can understand trying to balance family decorating during the holidays. You’re lucky you squeeze a nap in. Ha! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Your home looks amazing, Crissy! And definitely ribbon is a wonderful splurge (and you can find it on sale so often, too)! Love your artwork on the mantel, as well as your DIY wood houses. You are so smart! Let me know how long the real greens last! Pinned and sharing!

    1. Thanks so much, dear friend. I’m keeping an eye on that real garland. I’m not optimistic it will last a long time, but it’s fun to experiment with new things. Plus, no need for storage! Thanks for sharing! Big hugs, Crissy

    1. Thanks, Cindy! You’re so observant! That’s my favorite pillow because it has little jingle bells on the corners…great except when hubby is sleeping and I’m lounging on the sofa wiggling. Ha! Merry Christmas to you too, my friend!

  6. I am in love with the classic Christmas colors this year. Your home is stunning, Crissy! I especially love your pretty mantle and that GORGEOUS tablescape!

  7. Crissy, I love your classic tour. The lovely mantel, your fun cocoa bar and those plaid chargers are fabulous Christmas accents! Have a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you, Cecilia! It was fun hopping with you again. I hope you have a joyous season as well and have many blessings in the new year! xo, Crissy

  8. Your Christmas decor is beautiful, Crissy! I love how you made large houses for your mantel and used real garland. Real is the best thing even though it dries out super fast. Your tree is spectacular and I really like how you embellished it with three different ribbon. I’m looking forward to watching more of your YouTube videos and the Reels you share on IG that show how you make and decorate for Christmas. Enjoy every minute of this holiday season!

    1. Thank you, Paula! I am amazed at how quickly real garland dries out. It’s nice while it lasts, though. Next year, I’ll shop early for a good faux one that doesn’t shed. I hope you enjoy the holiday season, too, my friend. Big hugs! -Crissy

  9. Crissy!! I loved your home tour!! It was gorgeous!! Side note…I’m also the crazy lady asking neighbors if I can have clippings all year long haha! So you’re not alone! I loved all you Christmas décor but I really loved that you DIYed all the things you wanted but didn’t already have! Such a fun way to save money!! So you can splurge on beautiful ribbon!!! haha XoXo

    1. Thanks so much, Aliya! Ha ha! I’m glad I’m not alone in foraging for decor in the neighborhood. I can’t resist a good DIY. It just makes the holidays so fun…and splurge on other things! Happy Holidays! xo -Crissy