It is time for this year’s Christmas Home Tour. I have collaborated with some talented bloggers To bring you more Christmas decorating inspiration.
If you have been following my blog adventures, then you know we made a cross-country move a year ago. The house was frozen in 1997, so we had to update it. Two days ago, the living room/dining room was completed. Therefore, I am finally ready to decorate and enjoy the space. That includes decorating for the holidays.
Every year, I like to try adding new decor to keep my Christmas theme fresh and exciting.
However, I really love reusing items that we crafted in previous years.
I am adding bells to my decor this year, so let’s get those Christmas bells ringing.
Christmas Banister with Bells
The banisters had a makeover, so I could not wait to decorate them with ribbon, greenery, and bells.
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Hot Chocolate Bar Christmas Tour
Every year, the hot chocolate bar is everyone’s favorite place to grab a cozy hot chocolate and relax. This earlier post shows you how to set up the perfect hot chocolate bar. Before the holidays, I whip up a triple batch of my hot chocolate mix so it is ready for our hot cocoa bar.
This year’s new addition is this hot chocolate machine that you can use with a mix or hot chocolate bombs.
The adorable mix-in signs were made by my daughter, who is also a blogger.
I made the Hot Cocoa sign years ago and love getting it out yearly.
The Santa sleigh was this year’s craft addition; I made it in this video.
Christmas Tree and DIY Decorations
This is the tree in the dining room. I had to use a slim tree since I only had a corner next to a window.
How to Create a Charmly Simple Holiday Home
Our next stop on the home tour is Sonya Burgess’s blog, where she shares how to incorporate simple holiday items to create a cozy Christmas.
Sonya used fresh pine branches off her Christmas tree to scatter around her house to add a simple Christmas vibe and pine scent. Nothing is better than the smell of a real Christmas tree.
Last week Sonya shared how to make a gorgeous star anise wreath with frayed velvet ribbon. She used some of that same ribbon and tied it around a galvanized bucket filled with fresh pine branches.
The addition of comfy Christmas pillows and a sweater throw makes for an inviting place to relax. The elements, colors, and textures are soothing and natural. They evoke a calmness that we all need during the hectic holiday season.
Fresh Cedar and Tapers
The third stop on the Christmas Home Tour 2023 is at my friend Maria’s home from This Dear Casa, where she shares how to combine fresh cedar trees, garlands, and wreaths with wood beads, mercury glass, and candles to create a cozy vintage Christmas.
Brocante Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor
The last stop on the Christmas Home Tour is From Farmhouse to Florida. Kimberly shares gorgeous Brocante-style decorations and how to decorate a tree with that theme. She starts off by applying ribbon to the tree, then fills in the branches with vintage finds.
This tree is both vintage and romantic. It is pretty enough to keep up all year.
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Ps. This post was shared on Between Naps on The Porch.