Christmas is this week and today I wanted to share a couple of quick last minute touches that I added to make my living room a bit more festive. As you may remember from my Christmas tree and my table centerpiece, I am using silver and gold to spruce up my home for the holidays this year. Since I don’t have my dream mantle and my beautiful roses have wilted, I decided to add some cheer to my entryway table in the living room.
How cute is my little Owl!? I picked him up at Target a few weeks ago (Sorry, I can’t find him on the website, but you may get lucky in your local store!) and I think he is going to stay out year round.
I love how my jingle bell tray turned out! I saw something similar on Pinterest and I was itching to recreate this in my home. I picked up these pretty votive holders from Target (Bonus! They’re now on clearance!) in silver and gold. I used a plain white serving tray, three of the silver votive holders, and 4 packages of gold jingle bells in various sizes.
I think the arrangement could use more jingle bells so I’ll have to stock up before next year! I adore using jingle bells as vase filler and decor for the holidays. I’ve been doing it for years!
Next up are my stockings! I picked up two beautiful stockings at Target (See a trend here? I have a problem.) They are a pretty cream color with silver and gold threads woven into the fabric. They. Are. Perfect!! I just hung them on the knobs of my table and it actually looks kind of cute. Then I made some simple name tags out of gorgeous scrapbook paper to add a more personal touch.
I just used two paper punches that I purchased from Michaels (I believe mine are the 3.5 in scalloped and the 2in circle). They are sort of pricey, but I just buy a new one every now and then using a 40% coupon. I think I have 4 of them. I make all of my own gift tags, so I figure it saves a ton of money in the long run!
The lighter scrapbook paper has this gold iridescent sheen to it when the light hits just right. I wish the camera was able to pick it up. It is absolutely stunning in person! I used rubber cement to attach the two pieces of scrapbook paper and double sided tape. Hey, I use what I have like MacGyver!
Then, I just used a fine tip, gold sharpie marker to write our names. One for me and then Daisy & Sammy are sharing. Ha! Yes, I have a cat. I just don’t talk about him as much. He likes to stay off the grid. 😉
My pets always love pulling new toys out of their stocking each year. Do you have stockings for your pets?
I really love how these projects turned out! What little holiday touches are you adding to your home last minute?