Home For The Holidays

Happy Holidays My Friends!

This time of year I can be in hyper creativity  mode or completely overwhelmed and catatonic.  I tend to go back and forth.  I will be painting, sewing  and decorating then have a freak out moment about not ordering holiday cards.  I bet ya’ll can relate.  In the mist of my holiday madness, I actually managed to get some great projects done. I am so glad that Emily of Table and Hearth asked me to be a apart of her Home for the Holiday Blog Hop. Now I can slow down and take a look of some of my creations this season.

Come on in and make yourself at home!

Christmas Home Tour by Paper and Fox

My goal was to stick with Black, White, Gold and Red as the main colors for my holiday decor. I re-decorated this mantle over and over again. Finally, I came up with a kid friendly and aesthetically pleasing combo.  The cushion is key with two rowdy boys in the house (protects the noggin).

Christmas Home Tour | Paper and Fox

In my holiday manic mode, I painted this “Merry & Bright” painting. You can download a copy here. I have it framed hanging in my dining-room.

merryandbrightpainting

I heart bunting of any kind. I whipped up this book-page garland with the intention of using it through the winter.

Book Page Garland

It is silly to spend a lot of money on decorating. Here is my trash to treasure Rustic Christmas Decoration.

rustic xmas

All you need is a cool pattern and a sharpie for an awesome ornament. Here is  my take on the salt dough ornament.

Modern Black and White Dough Ornament

A beaded tree was my  perfect solution for all the beads that I had hiding under my bed.

 DIY BEADED TREE TOUCHUP

To keep my rowdy boys busy, I created this garland out of magnetic letters and mason jar lids. This is great for kids, but also can be used to spell “other” statements later in the evening.

 Awesome and Easy Magnetic Letter Garland

I hope that you enjoyed my Christmas mania and please check out what these other amazing ladies have created for their homes.

Monday December 15th
Wednesday December 17th


Friday December 19th

31 Responses to Home For The Holidays

  1. Laura Irion // Avery Street Design December 15, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Wow, what a treasure trove of great projects! I love that rustic sign. And yes, I totally hear ya about trying to find the balance of kid-friendly (and safe) and aesthetically pleasing when it comes to decor. I’d like everything to be minimal and neutral, but the kids would be so sad without their brightly colored PBK stockings or the blinking candy canes in the front yard (those will NOT make the blog, hahah!) Thanks for the peek into your home! xo, Laura

  2. Emily @ Table & Hearth December 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Such good projects Carmody! It comes in waves for me too, I made a ton of things last year then this year I had no desire to until this weekend, now I’m scrambling to finish a tree skirt before next week. So glad you could join in, thanks!!

  3. Naomi December 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m so inspired by your holiday craftiness. And that painting… pinning!!! I’m now going to stalk your blog for more amazing artwork ;)

  4. Bre @ Average But Inspired December 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    GIRL you have been so busy this winter! Oh my goodness! I’m loving your projects, of course! Also, your doorway looks beautiful. Those little soldier guys are so cute!

  5. Grace @ The Big Reveal December 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    What cute projects! Thanks for sharing them. I’m so looking forward to seeing what the other ladies on the blog hop have done. So much inspiration!

  6. shannonchurchill78 December 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Wow!! Wish my crafts turned out as well as yours! My excuse is that my 4 year old did it.:) Love what you have done; I’ve already downloaded the “Merry and Bright” painting. Love. It.

  7. Cat @ therusticwillow December 16, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    Oh my gosh! Everything is so gorgeous, I’m especially in love with your front doorway.

  8. Erica Sooter December 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Oooh I just LOVE all your DIYs, especially that ‘merry and bright’ painting! Will definitely have to download :)

  9. michellelepak @ Dandelion Patina December 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Cute holiday projects! Happy Holidays.

  10. ejddiy December 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Love, love, love the book page garland! Super cute!

  11. Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body December 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    Love your Christmas home tour, Carmody! Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness December 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Ohh Carmody I just LOVE all your Christmas projects!! That gold beaded Christmas tree is just gorgeous!! And I love your “Merry” sign. :) Love your pretty mantel, too!

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