We love decorating for Christmas in our family, so much so that the day after Thanksgiving the stockings come out, the tree is put up and the lights are strung outside our house! We even put on holiday music so we can belt out our favorite holiday tunes while hanging the ornaments. This year is no different and we have already decked our halls with boughs of boxwood, juniper and ilex berries galore. We hope you enjoy our Christmas decorations just as much as we enjoyed making them!
This wreath, I have so say is probably the easiest and cheapest wreath I’ve ever made! We bought this boxwood wreath for $9 at Trader Joes. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your neighborhood, Target also sells great preserved boxwood wreaths in three sizes (11″, 18″ and 21”). We had the gold decal custom made for us by Art Studio 54 on Etsy for $7, including shipping! She can make almost any words or letters, and makes these fabulous gold monogram decals as well. The decals are removable, which makes them perfect for adding a little temporary sparkle and shine to your door.
We brought out all the silver vessels we could find and even used some of them in unexpected ways. Does a gravy boat really need to be used for gravy? Is a votive just for candles? We think not! Using silver gravy boats, votives and mint julep cups in varying sizes we created a table scape of ilex berries, juniper, rosemary, kumquats and miniature evergreen trees. We added some more color to the table by making miniature wreaths with sprigs of rosemary and red ribbon…this table scape couldn’t have been easier to put together!
The wall above Hallman’s mantel is gorgeous! They are currently redecorating their home and right now the wall above mantel is bare, which makes it ideal to decorate for the holidays. We desperately wanted to hang a boxwood wreath in the empty space, but didn’t want to make any holes in her walls. We decided to hang the wreath from an empty picture frame…voila, problem solved! Keeping with the silver theme, we used silver hurricanes and mint julep cups to hold the red ilex berries and taller evergreen bushes. No Christmas mantel is complete with out some greenery draped across the top, we used juniper on ours.