Finally! My Christmas decorating is done and I have gotten around to taking photos :)
As I mentioned earlier in the month, I decided on a blue and white
theme, but also included nature inspired elements. I wanted to keep an
Aussie feel about it all.
For the front door I made a really simple wreath from sticks and hot glue. I just went down to the 'carefully cultivated to look like true-blue bush' nature reserve near my place and picked up a bag full of sticks off the ground.
I like it, but I think I might go with something a bit more traditional next year.
I decided to put the tree up in the dining room this year. So that ended up being the room that got the most Christmasing (yes that definitely is a word, regardless of what spell check says). Keep in mind though our house is open plan, so really the whole place feels Christmasy :)
I diy'ed a lot of the ornaments and other bits and pieces this year. I'll do a post tomorrow with more details about each of them.
I also made this tiny little Christmas village out of air-dry clay, and it sits on the window sill in the dining room.
In the kitchen I wiped down my chalkboard and then wrote up the words to 'away in a manger', one of my favourite Christmas Carols.
In the main living area I added in a few extra Christmas decorations. A bowl of baubles and my gorgeous Christmas spider (courtesy of Tanya from dans le townhouse). I hung heaps of my diy clay stars on the potted tree next to our picture window, and I added more lights and decorations in our wall cut out.
So there you have it. My decorations for Christmas 2011. Don't forget to check back in tomorrow for some DIYs :)