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
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.
(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?!
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.
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.
This embroidered “Merry Christmas” ribbon was a bit of a splurge, but I’ve been really good this year…
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.
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.
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.
And here’s a closer look at the mini version of my DIY wooden houses with a slightly different display option.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I shared on my Instagram reels a 1-minute clip of me making the signs, labels and treats you see here.
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!