Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
What’s a “fill”? Take a container you already have and insert Christmas-y “fill”: In my weathered cabinet I have an apothecary jar filled with ribbon Christmas candy. Also a glass serving dish filled with bright ornaments. And, of course, my ever-present glass jars with fake snow (Epsom salts!) and little trucks, toys, and/or mini trees.
Or fill a basket with pine cones, ornaments, and deer figurine.
Fill a glass cloche with tiny pine trees, snowmen, or vintage ornaments. Fill a crate or wire basket with childhood toys or greenery. The possibilities are endless!
#3 Nostalgia wreath
What to do with all those photos of the kids with Santa? Pick up some little dollar store frames, trim the photos and insert in the frames. With floral wire, attach frames and then some floral picks (or anything you like!) onto a wreath. Finish off with some wire-edge ribbon. (A big bow is easy: just wrap several lengths around a big square of cardboard. Slide it off and twist a piece of wire cut from the edge of the ribbon tightly across the middle. Fluff up the loops. Secure some longer pieces of ribbon on the wreath with wire and attach bow on top!)
Here’s another version of a bits-and-pieces wreath: I had a little box of mini kitchen tools. What better way to showcase a little collection than to wire the items to a wreath? What do you have? Grandma’s salt and pepper shakers? Ornaments from your childhood tree? Aunt Edna’s vintage brooches? Give it a try!
See, I told you that you could do this! Have yourself a merry little DIY’d Christmas !
Check back later for a post on my vintage Santa collection!
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