Holiday Home

The countdown is on, Christmas is almost here!  I'm soaking up every minute of whats left and enjoying my pretty tree and the rest of my Christmas decor. This year I made a new tartan tree skirt, ornament mantel swag, some festive jingle bells, and even stamped my own wrapping paper. I wish I had time to make more, Christmas Crafts are my favorite. 

My tartan tree skirt was a super easy DIY project.  I picked up a round table cloth from TJ Maxx, cut a slit to the middle and then cut a circle where the tree stand would go.  It needed a little something extra so I added red pom pom trim around the edge.

I've so enjoyed all the house tours people have posted, so here is a tour of my own



My ornament mantel swag I call a work in progress.  Its made of shatterproof ornaments, and a TON of them.  I purchased 10-12 boxes of large ornaments last year on sale and I thought it would have been more than enough.  Little did I know it wouldn't even cover half of the swag.  So a few more boxes later and this is how it looks this year.  I'm hoping I can pick up a bunch more boxes during the after Christmas sales so I can add to it.

Now its time to sit by the fire, watch Home Alone with a cup of egg nog and enjoy the rest of this Christmas Season. 

Merry Christmas everyone!!


Tonia Lee Smith said...

Such beautifully wrapped gifts! BUT the Christmas decorations are so lovely too! Merry Christmas.

MaryBeth said...

OMG you must show us how you are making the swag. I have to do that this upcoming year.

A Perfect Gray said...

love it. merry, merry christmas, linds! donna

CLP said...

Your house looks so festive and beautiful!! What a clever idea youse a round table cloth to make a tree skirt. Also I LOVE your colorful garland. How did you make it?? Seriously gorgeous! Cheers to your fabulous holiday decorating! Merry Christmas!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

How cute are you? I'm skipping Christmas this year, but next year (when I have a home) I'll decorate the mantel up the wazzoo! Happy Holidays :)

Thanh Le said...

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Thanh Le - HomeDesignLove.Com

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family. Thanks for your blog friendship this year and wishing you the best in 2013.
xo Nancy

Meredith said...

I love reading you're blog, but I've never commented! I have done a few of your DIY projects. They are wonderful, and this ornament swag is amazing! Can't wait to try it myself. Happy Holidays!


Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Your Christmas decorations and wrapping look amazing this year Lindsay. I love the ornament swag on your mantle. Happy Holidays!

Barbara Matson said...

I adore that swag! I attempted to start one and realized I did not have nearly enough! And recently lost my wreath made from ornament balls that were not shatterproof

Matters of Style said...

You are so smart! Love your tree skirt!!! Merry Christmas!

Lexi said...

Love the tartan + happy holidays!!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Unknown said...

What a cute idea for decorating a mantle.! Love it - happy holidays!