Christmas has always been one of my favorite times to decorate. It’s a magical time filled with special memories of my children celebrating with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
I have acquired quite the stock pile of Christmas decorations over the years. I have a box marked “sentimental” of things I’ve collected and crafted with my kiddos that I just can’t seem to part with.
I wanted to come up with a way to re-purpose some of the things I already had on hand. So I began in the basement with a quick inventory-because once you’ve reached the old 5-0, you just don’t remember things like you used to.
I have a Christmas village that I set up about every other year or so depending on how motivated I am. Since I loved using neutrals during the fall season, I wanted to incorporate some neutrals in to my Christmas decor as well. My inventory check revealed I had duplicates of some of the ceramic village pieces. Hmmmm…. What to do??
Well my go to is always paint…..
I used chalk paint- two coats and then sparkle…it is Christmas afterall!!
I painted on a little mod podge and added some glitter to give them a snowy effect.
They light up beautifully!!
Just added some Christmas greenery, a mercury glass candle and some shiny ornaments to complete the vignette.
There is just something about these little miniatures that make my heart happy. So simple and whimsical.
I have one little tree decorated and am working on the tree in our dining room. I hope to share soon so be sure drop in again.
Happy Christmas Decorating!!
Mercury glass candle stick-Marshalls
Mod Podge, glitter and greenery- Michaels
White furry wreath-IKEA
Green satin ribbon-Ballard Designs