Do you need a few more decorations for Christmas, but don't want to spend any more money? Yeah, me too. I basically need more Christmas decor like I need a hole in the head...but whatever! I have a great solution for you and it's free. What's better than free, right? My good friend Kimm @ Reinvented posted something similar this week with wrapping paper. She used a beautiful red and white damask pattern...very elegant. We obviously have a lot in common...we post similar ideas and we both want to bathe in Hobby Lobby wrapping paper. And cover every thing that doesn't move in it as well! Remember those neutral candles I transformed by simply covering them in wrapping paper? One of my most favorite tricks for decorating on the cheap...and stinkin cute too!
I had this big space on top of my giant armoire that was completely empty and needed to be filled. I took an old ugly hat box destined for the garage sale pile and some empty shipping boxes and just wrapped them up with my most favorite wrapping paper of all time. I wish I would have gotten several rolls of this stuff at Hobby Lobby when I had the chance. Our store has been sold out of almost all things Christmasy for a couple weeks now.
I love the way this little vignette turned out. What I love even more is that it was FREE! I cannot believe I actually considered buying some cute boxes (almost identical to mine) at Hobby Lobby just for display. I'm glad I listened to that cheap voice in my head that told me NO.
I couldn't sleep last night (nothing new), so I decided to go out in the freezing cold at 11:30 and decorate my front door. I know my neighbors must think I'm a freak of nature. Especially when I start snapping pics of my house in the wee hours of the morning!
I really love the way it turned out, but I'm starting to think it looks like Christmas threw up all over my house! Am I going overboard? Am I taking the whimsy too far? Should I scale it back a bit? The rest of the year, I am pretty conservative in my decorating, but the holidays are the perfect time to let loose and fun with it. And believe you me...I am having fun with it. But I might need to start having a little less fun!