If you missed Reba's Christmas home you can see it HERE. And our sister, Elsa, let us show her Christmas decor HERE. This year, the theme of my Christmas decor and my life is RE-vitalize. We have moved to a new house and plan on remodeling it. I am excited about all the potential the new house has and all the planning to improve it has my creative juices flowing again after a very long rut. Hence this blog, and that RE-energize, RE-vitalize, RE-create theme extends to my Christmas decor.
|I already posted about the rustic Christmas mantel I improvised in my husband's new study which you can see by clicking HERE and my new Green & Silver Christmas Table setting which you can see HERE but I thought I'd show a few more projects I've done in other rooms. I am especially pleased with the Sunburst Mirror Tree Topper I made from recycled items for our family room at the end of this post.|
TIME TO SHAKE THINGS UP.
|THE BEGINNING: I did a previous entry which you can read by clicking HERE about foregoing the usual red, green & gold this year for a Green & Silver Table and how I changed the look for $1.25 per place setting by RE-purposing an old daybed cover as a tablecloth, using $1 silver chargers from Wal-Mart and making Christmas china from glass plates with holiday tissue paper. I liked how this came out so I decided to expand the color scheme in other holiday decor. |
|HOT CHOCOLATE BUFFET: A few weeks ago, my friend Courtney hosted our Bunco group over for Breakfast for Dinner. She served French toast and lots of delicious treats including the egg casserole I love so much. If you want the egg casserole recipe, I gave it out previously HERE. To top off the evening, Courtney offered us Hot Chocolate and with it, she had a tray with cinnamon, marshmallows, chocolate, crushed peppermint and peppermint dairy whip. It seemed like such a great treat that I decided to recreate it for the blog. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? I hope Courtney agrees.|
|SERVE YOURSELF: I pulled out my coffee urn for the hot chocolate buffet. I wrapped it with green ribbon and a white snowflake ornament (also available in silver, green, red & light blue at 4 for $1) from Target.|
|ALTERNATIVE? MAKE IT INSTEAD: This cost me about 30 minutes of time and ZERO dollars. It is made of a recycled compact mirror, an old CD, cereal box, skewers we already had, sequins and gold paint left over from a craft for a party. I had seen several people make DIY sunburst mirrors in blogland from skewers and Dollar Tree mirrors and I had just posted an entry HERE about many recycling projects for Christmas wrap/items and it all came together as this. I think it turned out well and my husband agreed so I am pleased with it. I will post a tutorial on how to make one right after I finish with this entry.|
|NIGHT VIEW: With the white lights and the new topper, I feel much better about this tree. I may change it up some more, but the new topper was a good start and you cannot beat the price. :D|
|CLOSE UP: A better view of the ornaments.|
|THROWING THESE IN: because I took them. LOL.|
|THANKS FOR VISITING THE BLOG.|
WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE
|P.S. I just posted my friend, Martha's GORGEOUS, NOT TO BE MISSED Christmas Home Tour which you can see HERE.|
|See more Christmas homes at the Home Tour by clicking HERE|
|To see more Xmas decor click HERE|
|To view click HERE|