Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DIY-ing a little Christmas Decor.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner?!?!
EeeCK!  Me either!
 I don't even have to cook the whole Thanksgiving feast, it just means that the Holidays are fast approaching!
 While some of you may think that Christmas decor shouldn't be out before Turkey day, ( though  from  the comments I got on my last Christmas post,  SOOOO many of you have already started putting out your Holiday decor. ) I like to get the majority of my goodies out and about before then.  The goal is to spend all of  December relaxing and enjoying the Holidays!  In between shopping, cooking and cleaning for all the get togethers that are sure to happen!  Whew,  sometimes I wonder how it all comes together!

A little Christmas inspiration hit last week and after a quick trip to Micheal's to pick up a few supplies I got to work making a Winter Wonderland!  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard me talking about it!
Here's what I picked up from Micheal's for my Winter Wonderland project.
Three large paper mache cones. ( I had one left over from last year, for a total of four.)
Four small cones.
Nine marabou feather boas. 
The paint and glitter I used for the project I already had in my stash!

I gave all the cones a few coats of Martha Stewart,  Mother of Pearl paint!  This color is gorgeous!!
Next, I wrapped half of the cones with the marabou feather boas, using hot glue generously in between wrapping to keep everything down!  The other half got a generous sprinkling of Martha Stewart's Antique white gold glitter!  This entire project cost me around $25!

I did add a few little things to spice up my Winter Wonderland,  like this gorgeous peacock ornament!  I  am soooo in love with peacock colors right now!!  If only we decorated TWO Christmas trees!  One would most definitely be decked out in the fabulous colors of a peacock! 

 I bought a whole mess of peacock ornaments, I guess they'll just have to all go on my one tree.

I also added the Glam Wreath I DIY-ed last year to my Gallery Wall  above my sofa.  I love  how well it looks with my glittery trees!

Gosh that one black and white photo always manages to get just a little bit lop-sided every time I want to take a photo!   Sometimes I think it has a mind of it's own,  ohhh well,  I guess it just doesn't like to conform like the other images up there!

I decided to DIY these white trees with marabou feather boas instead of just buying regular white feather trees.   While I like feather trees,  I've gotten tired of seeing them in every bit of Christmas decor out there!  I think the softness of the marabou boa gives me that snowy white look, while just being a bit different from other things I've seen.  

I love how my new Christmas decor turned out!  I just can't believe how easy it was to make.   The hardest part was having the patience to let the paint dry!
So what have you all been up to this week?  Planning the Turkey Day menu? Pulling out the Christmas Decor? 



  1. I have a blonde hair, blue eyed daughter. We have soooo much fun with this.

    Your decor is beautiful!!!!

  2. Love your boa trees....this vignette looks so festive!

  3. Love your silver and blue. I am so in love with your cool, stylish decor.

  4. I like your tree collection-I have been making a few myself-they are addicting! Stopping by from Allie Makes :)

  5. From a while family of blondes (me less so these days) who like to DIY, I love your blog and am in awe of how you took some basics and made them your very own. I hope being green with envy doesn't clash with my hair.

  6. These turned out fantastic! what a great idea. I love your take on Christmas, so elegant! I'd love you to add this to my link party over at

  7. OOH! I love that MS antique white gold glitter!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. Ashley! Great minds think alike! I picked up a foam tree and feathers last weekend (for different christmas projects) they look great together! XX Samie

  9. What a beautiful color scheme and I love your trees! We are having a Home for the Holidays link party and would love for you to join us!

  10. I love the feather tree! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

  11. I really like the marabou trees, they look snowy. It's nice to see something different than the basic feather tree.

    New Follower from Simply Designing

  12. I am in LOVE with your couch/pillows/everything about that room. And the glitter trees are right up my alley :)

  13. I love the icy color scheme but your whole asthetic is beautiful. The trees are so pretty and I love the blue birds too! Could you link up to my party to show this off?

  14. Everything looks so elegant! Love the sparkle and shimmer. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing this at Fancy This Fridays Ashley!! :) By the way... *Somebody* has a FEATURE! ;)

  16. So stunning. I love your decor'. I am a bit green with envy. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time, anything goes linky, that just started this morning, it runs Fri-Monday. Hope to see you soon. If you like giveaways too, I have some big ones ending soon.

  17. I'm not sure which I love more...the feathers, glitter or that gorgeous peacock. Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link up to Sunday's Best. It starts at 5pm Eastern.

  18. Fun and funky! Love the non-traditional colors! Visiting from Serenity Now.

  19. What excellent ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  20. Wow! Love all of it! :)

    Found you on TT&J! :) I would love for you to come by and link this and any other projects you have on my new "Create and Inspire" linky party! ;)

    Angie From A Little Inspiration

  21. This looks so fun! Great work.
    I just found you on Sisters of the Wild West link party. I hope you will follow me back over at

    Off to see more of your stuff!

  22. Would luv for you to add it in our linking party, so our readers will discover this awesome project at
    Have a great week,


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