It’s Christmas home tour season and I’m so excited to share my Christmas gallery wall and kitchen with you today! I’m teaming up with some of my best blogging friends to share our Christmas homes with an “All Through The House Tour,” meaning you will be seeing a variety of gorgeous rooms from each blogger over the course of this week. Make sure to check back each day to see the amazing inspiration!
OK, back to my home, which is proudly decked out in its Christmas attire. Yay! I shared my Magnolia Wreath Living Room Mantel last week, and you can find all of those pictures here.
My living room has an open floor plan and the small wall that separates the kitchen from the living room is my new gallery wall. It’s actually not completely new, but the family pictures are! These frames sat empty for more than a year, so I am excited to decorate a completed space this year. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Last year I filled the frames with wrapping paper and a couple of prints that are on my mantel this year. You can check out last year’s Merry Christmas Home Tour here.
Also, I made this pallet sign last year to sit on my mantel. It fits perfectly on my Everett console table now and it’s one of my most treasured Christmas decor items. Find the pallet sign tutorial here. I also offer a free “O Holy Night” printable here.
Around the corner you’ll find our eat-in kitchen area. I kept it simple this year with some free evergreen branches from the local hardware store.
Check your local hardware or big box store for free limbs and wood slices. I love free decor, don’t you?! I also just hung up a wreath with my favorite navy buffalo check ribbon on my DIY giant chalkboard and wrote “joy” in the middle.
Simple and sweet!
My farmhouse shelves are another favorite DIY project in this space. Can you believe that they are less than $40 and super easy to make? It’s my first time getting to decorate them for Christmas, and I love them! You can check them out for Spring, Summer & Fall, too. 😉
Christmas Wagon Pillow
Merry Little Christmas Print
And finally we make it into the actual kitchen. 😉 My absolute favorite decor items in the kitchen this year are the mini boxwood wreaths. How cute are those?!
It all started with some inspiration from Linda at “It All Started with Paint” blog. She had the cutest little wreaths on her white kitchen cabinets last Christmas and I was determined to replicate the look! The only problem was that I couldn’t find affordable mini Christmas wreaths anywhere.
And then one day I was perusing the Dollar Spot at Target as we all like to do, and a light shown down from Heaven and spotlighted the most amazing faux boxwood wreaths that I had ever seen. It’s actually a long garland, but I cut it and made it into mini wreaths.
I’ve seen this garland at the dollar spot several times now, and I’m pretty sure my store still has some in stock. So, grab some! And while you’re thinking about going to Target, here’s a super quick tutorial!
- Boxwood garland or some other kind of garland
- floral wire cutters
- floral wire
- and ribbon!
Grab some of the garland. Wrap it around a few times to give the fullness of a regular wreath. Cut the end, making sure it overlaps the beginning end of the garland and wrap it tightly with the floral wire.
Add a ribbon and you’re all set! Mini Christmas wreaths for 50¢ each! That’s my kind of decorating. 🙂
I was having my afternoon tea when I took these pictures. Lest I sound like someone far more fancy than I am, I’m not a huge tea drinker, as in I never drink it. But I recently discovered this fabulous holiday drink with peppermint infused white chocolate from Teavana. It’s so yummy! I could drink it all day long.
But it’s kind of pricey (but worth it!), so I don’t allow myself more than 1 cup every couple of days. It’s sooooo good, and they only sell it at Christmas so grab some now. Your tastebuds will thank me!
This little corner is our coffee corner. And I decided to change out the printable with my new Chalkboard Christmas Cookie Recipe Printable (click here to get it). It’s so cute! Perfect for those holiday baking days coming up soon!
That about rounds it out! I’m so happy that you stopped by today. I would love for you to check out my Magnolia Wreath mantel (click here)!
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