We love decorating for the holidays and we begin thinking about our theme months in advance. Last year, we used more traditional red and green decor and this year we wanted to go in a different direction. We knew early on that we wanted to use this black and white ribbon as the base of our holiday theme to create a fresh and modern look. We love the simplicity of black and white stripes mixed with boxwood and touches of gold.
To decorate the door, we used a preserved boxwood wreath and black and white striped ribbon. Inspired by the Sugar Paper ornament gift topper set, we decided to make some large polka dot ornaments to complement the striped ribbon. To make the ornaments we spray painted glass ornaments white and black. We also spray painted the tops of the ornaments gold. For the white ornaments we punched out black dots out of contact paper with a 3/4″ inch hole punch. For the black ornaments we punched out white polka dots from label paper with the same 3/4″ inch hole punch. Once the ornaments were covered in polka dots we attached them to the wreath with floral wire. To complete the look we had a custom joy decal made by ArtStudio 54 on Etsy. This decal can be used on any smooth service without hurting your walls or door.
For the table, we used 6 inch preserved boxwood wreaths from EAB Designs for each place setting. We tied black and white striped ribbon on the wreaths and attached a simple place card with a glue dot. We created a centerpiece with pillar candles, boxwood topiaries, our black and white polka dot ornaments and the Sugar Paper ornament gift toppers.
For the mantel we used preserved boxwood topiaries in 2 sizes and a boxwood cone tree on each side of the mantel. We had a large gold Noel decal custom made by Art Studio 54 in the same font as our joy decal. Next we used our DIY black and white polk dot ornaments mixed with the Sugar Paper ornament gift toppers. We tied black and white ribbon and gold bells on each stocking.
We had so much fun putting together this holiday decor and we hope it will inspire you to add a few stripes or polka dots to your own decor this year!
Hallman + Ashley