I am SO excited to be participating in my first ever Blog Hop! I am collaborating with 7 other talented Canadian bloggers, who are sharing their tips & tricks to get you through the holidays! All participating bloggers will be linked down below – so be sure to check out their holiday posts as well!
Well, we are in the thick of the holiday season and I have to say, I’m in the Christmas spirit more than ever! I think it’s because I’ve stepped up my holiday decor this year. It’s taken me a few years to figure out a style & colour scheme, but I think I have finally nailed it down!
Because my condo is fairly neutral with only a few pops of colour, I wanted my holiday decor to reflect that as well. I must admit, I have a slight obsession with anything mercury glass. I just love the sparkle and the little bit of glam it provides, so it was a no-brainer that the tones I chose for my holiday decor were Silver & Gold.
Another aspect that I was very thoughtful of was longevity. Since my husband and I are still (somewhat) newlyweds, I wanted to introduce pieces that we will have for decades to come. Therefore, the scheme had to be timeless.
After nearly 6 years of living together, I realized we have never had a proper wreath. So, after weeks of scouring the seasonal aisles of every big box store, I was frustrated that I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I’m a very indecisive person so I knew going in that this was going to be a struggle. So much to my chagrin, I gave into those 3 magical letters: D.I.Y.
It’s the old rule of “If you want something done right, do it yourself”. And so that’s just what I did. I drove myself down to my local Michaels and started getting inspiration. Almost immediately, I had a plan set in place.
These picks were such a great deal, so I purchased multiples so that I could layer them within the wreath.
Laying everything out first before gluing the pieces in place ensured that the wreath would look exactly how I planned.
I added a few mini mercury glass ornaments to add some interest. I know it seems minimal, but I just love the simplicity!
I’m looking forward to putting this wreath out for years to come. I love the flexibility I have to add or remove items when my tastes change.
Here are some shots of the rest of my home, decorated for the holidays. Again, I usually go very minimal with our decor – just a few touches. We don’t have a full sized tree because well, cats. Every year I say: “Maybe next year we’ll get a tree”, but I just can’t bring myself to deal with the stress of a fallen tree and broken ornaments. Cats are cute, but they are also very curious and can get into everything. So for now I just enjoy our small table top trees.
Everything is Gizmo-approved!
If you’d like to get some more holiday inspiration for home decor & yummy recipes, check out the following blogs!