Hello! Hope you’ve had a great start to the week friends. I was invited to join a Christmas Home Tour with a bunch of fabulous bloggers all week long. We hope you enjoy each and every tour throughout the week. I’ve been getting our house nice and cozy for Christmas. This is my absolute favorite time of year. I’ve never been able to understand the Scrooges of the world. It just makes me happy to decorate, buy people gifts, bake goodies and spend extra time with the people that mean most to me. So, I hope you’re doing what you love this season! This week is the Christmas Tour of Homes with a bunch of my friends! I can’t wait for you to hop from blog to blog and see the beautiful decor. We hope you’re inspired by it! I really enjoy modern, minimal decor year-round so Christmas is no exception. I scaled WAY back this year and I’m loving it. I added lots of fresh greenery clipped right from my back yard and Eucalyptus I scored at the farmers market. Here’s our modern Christmas Home Tour!
In our entryway I changed out the framed art to reflect the season and added some greenery and wood bead garland. Super simple.
I knew I wanted to hand make as much of our decor as I could. I wound up using yard, cocktail straws and wood beads to make all of our ornaments and the garland on our fireplace mantle. I don’t plan to make a tutorial for any of those but if you’re interested I sure will. It’s pretty easy stuff! I also added some black and white Christmas balls from previous years decor on the tree. Speaking of the tree, do you love it? I decided to go Scandi-style this year with a more bare, less Dr. Seuss triangle tree. It came right off a farm here in West Virginia and I adore it! My family asked where the rest of it was, hahaha! I made the HO HO HO print and got it as an engineering print at OfficeMax.
These big paper stars are from World Market and they just make me happy. You can see them here hanging over my dining table for a Gingerbread decorating party we hosted.
On the coffee table I just have our Advent candle, a bowl of pine cones and another sprig of greenery.
Every year I make a new Advent calendar and this year I decided, like with everything else, to just go simple. I just used twine, white paper bags and printed these to number each bag. I hung them on this wall art also from World Market. Easy peasy. I added 4 pieces of chocolate to each bag and a little slip of paper that tells the kiddos what our activity for the day is. Sometimes it’s things like picking out ornaments, making cookies, or going to an event like seeing the lights. Sometimes it’s much simpler things like making paper snowflakes and watching Christmas movies. This is probably my favorite tradition we’ve ever had. I think my older 2 teens are growing out of wanting to do some of the activities and that just makes me sad. Any tips on teen activities?
As we move in to the dining room you’ll see another print that says W O N D E R F U L. I also made this and had it printed as an engineering print. The two prints cost less than $7!! I made little mini gingerbread houses and put one in this little terrarium and one on top of a Bundt cake. Soooo cute with the little twigs poking out as trees and powdered sugar as the snow. We also made Gingerbread cookies and decorated them recently so I saved some for the shoot. You’ll see more Eucalyptus in here and very minimal decor. Small touches is all I need, otherwise I get to feeling cramped and need the room to breathe.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! Be sure to click through Monday’s links and today’s links to see all of the other tours! So many beautiful spaces. You are sure to be inspired. Merry Christmas friends!!