Sunday, December 15, 2013

May Christmas Happen in Your Heart or with spray paint

This post will be a hodgepodge of holiday decor and small DIY/craft projects.  Lets begin with the crafty stuff.  Do you remember the 3 mini twig wreaths I mentioned in the Habitat for Humanity post?  I also picked up a small ceramic googly-eyed owl at the thrift store for $3.

Wreaths and Owl ready to paint

googly-eyed owl
I spray painted everything with white paint.  I wanted the owl to fit in with my milk glass collection so it could live on the same bookcase.

White flat spray paint
White Owl
This is how the little owl turned out.  He is cute.  I sat him in a festive old Yankee candle holder stand thing that I've had for years. 

Holiday 3 Wreath Trio
I turned the newly white twig wreaths into a small holiday decoration for our guest room.  It is hard to see because of the bright light, each wreath is hot glued to one long piece of ribbon with a bow at the top.  Then I added a blue ball ornament to each.  What I like about this little decor piece is that after Christmas, I can remove the ornaments and the wreath trio will still fit in.

Lets move onto holiday decor.  I probably do not have enough to do one of those fancy house tour blog posts, but I will share a few of my favorite things (that is a song, right?) beyond the traditional tree, stockings and mantel.

This globe also came from Habitat for Humanity.  I added a Peace On Earth vinyl decal.  The decal spans a good half of the globe, but it works because as you walk past the globe, you read the whole phrase.  I heart this $5 globe.  I may keep her out year round.

I went a little silver happy for the dining room tablescape.  The silver theme will translate well into New Years.

I saw this idea on another decor blog.  I used a satin gift ribbon to wrap this pillow to mimic a gift.  The ribbon instantly added a bit of holiday spirit.  I love it.

I love preserved boxwood wreaths and this one is my first.  I can not claim it as a DIY because I purchased the wreath online while it was on sale.  I'd love to make one myself, but my boxwood bushes are still in their infancy stage.  To add a some holiday sparkle, I stuck a little reindeer ornament in the center.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.  Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

Take Care!


  1. Love everything you have done. Your home looks beautiful, especially the spare room. Very talented.

  2. Hi Tara, I'm a friend of Grandma G. Just wanted to share how much I love your Christmas projects! The globe is my favorite and the owl is adorable. Have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to watching your blog in 2014!