Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 2


Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Welcome friends to Part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  I’m excited to share more of my holiday home with you.  If you missed the Part 1 of the tour and the unveiling of my Christmas tree, you can find it here.

For those of you coming over from Positively Southern, welcome. Tamyra’s decor is so lovely and exudes southern elegance and beauty.

Today I’m sharing my dining room, holiday bar cart and the fun accent I added along our stair rail.   First up is the dining room.

Come gather at our Christmas table…

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The main level of our townhouse is an open concept so the dining space flows into the living room. I continued the colors on my tree (red & hot pink) into the dining room decor and on to my holiday tablescape.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

When it comes to entertaining, I love an overly layered table.  I chose not to use a tablecloth and instead let the placemats and table runner serve as the first layer of my table decor.  The table, runner which you get a glimpse of below, has a modern pattern which mixes well with the other elements on the table.  Don’t worry, you’ll get to see more the runner in just a bit.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

I pulled out this vintage swan to use as the centerpiece and absolutely love the whimsy it adds to the table.  Pink roses and a few evergreen and eucalyptus sprigs created a really lush and glamorous arrangement.

Flanking the swan are red mercury glass vases with red silk peonies.   And since every tablescape needs candles, I added white taper candles in crystal candle holders.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

I kept the place settings simple and made sure to incorporated both pink and red to coordinate with the rest of my decor.  The glass charger plates and white china with a silver rim add a little bling to the table.   The chargers have a beaded bottom which also adds a lot of sparkle.

Hot pink dinner napkins sit on top of the salad plates and on top of it sits a red & gold holiday appetizer plate.

tablescape tip:  don’t be afraid to mix silver and gold in your table settings.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Here’s a closer look at the reversible table runner from SmithHonig.  It so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks with table decor.  The top of the runner features the Ashes Of Roses fabric and the bottom is red velvet.

SmithHönig is a line of textiles, art, furniture & furnishings from award-winning designer Kellie Smith & visual artist & travel blogger Melanie Hönig.  Their product line includes pillows, linens, fabric-by-the-yard and wallpaper. If you’re looking for unique decor and fabrics for your home, you’ll definitely want to check out SmithHonig.

All is merry, all is bright…

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

One of my favorite elements on the table are the Mario Luca Giusti Dolce Vita Acrylic Wine Glasses.  These beauties are from the UK-based decor and gift company Amara.  The green is such a rich and vibrant color and I love the fact that they are lightweight and unbreakable. Wine glasses are just one item in Amara’s acrylic tabletop collection which includes pitchers, tumblers, champagne glasses and more.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

If you saw my Christmas tree last week, you’ll remember that I used tissue paper honeycomb balls to decorate it.  Well, look what I found in my stash of entertaining  goodies?  These cute honeycomb ball hors d’oeuvre picks.  They couldn’t be more perfect with my Christmas theme.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The dining room chandelier that was in the house when we bought it is not my style.  I plan to replace it next year so for Christmas I used holly leaf and berry garland to camouflage it a bit.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The side board is decorated with a grouping of red mercury glass trees, greenery sprigs and round ornaments in pink and red.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

’tis the season to be jolly…

I placed my bar station on the far side of the living room, next to the door that leads to the deck.  Instead of a traditional bar cart, I used this three-tier table that I  scored it at a flea market for $30. It’s perfect for holding bottles, glassware & bar accessories.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

preserved boxwood wreath  // 1 1/2″ wide red satin ribbon

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The mini Christmas tree is sitting in my DIY blue and white ice bucket.  You can read all about how I made it here.


Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

DIY Monogram Drink Stirrer //  vintage monkey (similar here)

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

And finally, here’s a look at our stair banister all dressed up for Christmas.

I swagged garland along the banister and hung iron bells and ornaments at different intervals.  The metal bells are from one of my favorite stores in Norcross called The Shops Of Antique Traditions.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

red ribbon // hot pink ribbon

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Well, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next Wednesday, 12/13 for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour to share the rest of my holiday decor.

Now it’s time to hop over to Chic On A Shoestring Decorating to see more of Kate’s holiday home.  Last week she shared her Christmas tree and it was stunning. I know you’re going to love what she has to share this week.

And be sure to stop by the other Merry & Bright blog participants to see their holiday homes!

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Green With Decor

Rover At Home

Love Your Abode

Positively Southern

ConfettiStyle

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

M. Jones Style

Thanks for stopping by!

Disclosure: Some of the products featured in this blog post were provided by Amara and SmithHönig as part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. All opinions, images and holiday cheer are 100% mine.

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–And All Through The House…

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

It’s the final post in the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour.  If you popping over from Chic On A Shoestring Decorating, welcome.  And if you missed part 1 and 2 of the blog tour you can find my post here and here.

This is the second year for the blog tour and it has been pure joy to partner with my fellow bloggers and friends to bring you loads of holiday inspiration.  Be sure to check out all the other bloggers on the tour (links at the end of the post).

So let’s jump on in to the finale’ of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.

Even though I started decorating late this year, I’m really enjoying our decor and I’m excited to take you on a tour today.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

A pop of red and green in my blue and white bedroom.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

I love adding holiday themed vignette in every room, mixing Christmas decor with everyday items.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

It’s always fun to add a holiday skirt to my dress form.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

I switched out everyday art for these fun Christmas themed prints I found on Etsy.

Ginger Jar // Wreath // Ornaments // Potted Tree

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Pretty ribbons and paper are always a part of my holiday decor.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

A bowl full of ornaments on the coffee table.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

The Poinsettia gift wrap from Paper Mart inspired my holiday decor.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

My decor this year incorporated lots of bright, bold colors.  And I used accent of black to add contrast and drama.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Wrapped presents are accented with handmade fabric gift tags

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Big ribbon bows hang on the Christmas tree.

Black and White Fun Plaid Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Handmade holly leaf swizzle sticks were a fun addition to my cocktail bar.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

The dining table is dressed out in a mix of patterns and pops of red and black.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Bohemian Geo Cuff Sheets

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

One for my favorite holiday decorations is this beautiful preserved Boxwood Wreath from Silk Plants Direct.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Pinecones & Poinsettia Gift Wrap // Red & Gold Satin Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Wrap Crate

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Multi Holly Leaves Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Gold Metallic Arabesque Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Mason Jar Matches

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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The next stop on the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour is Life and Style at 60.  Head on over to Sheila’s blog for more holiday cheer.

And be sure to stop by all the participating bloggers to see how they’ve decked out their homes for the holidays…

Positively Southern
Wife In Progress
Design Asylum
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
ConfettiStyle
Life and Style at 60
M. Jones Style
My Life Well Loved
The Home I Create
Refresh ReStyle
Green With Decor
Love Your Abode

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A big thank you to the generous Merry & Bright sponsors, Paper Mart & Silk Plants Direct who provided products featured in this post. All images and opinions are mine.

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Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

I’ll be back tomorrow with more gift wrap inspiration but this time is has noting to do with wrapping gifts.

Oh Christmas Tree–Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour part 1

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

I’m back today with another awesome blog hop.  It’s the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour that I host with my blogging buddy Kellie from Design Asylum.  This is the second year for the  tour and we have an amazing line-up of 12 bloggers taking you on a tour of their holiday homes. If you’re coming over from Meg’s blog Green With Decor, welcome!  I ‘m happy you’re here.

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The Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour takes place over next three weeks with today being the first in the series. We’ll be sharing more holiday cheer on Dec. 7th and Dec. 14th so mark your calendars.

Enough with the details…let’s get this party started!

Today I’m showing you my Christmas tree as well as a couple of sneak peeks at some of the other holiday decor that you’ll see next week.

If you remember a few weeks back I shared the inspiration for my holiday decor.  It was this Poinsettia themed wrapping paper from Paper Mart.

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Every year I change my tree decor and this year I decided to go with a theme that is perfect for the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. The red, pink and green in the paper set the tone for my tree decor with a few additional colors thrown in to spice things up.  I’m calling my tree the Merry & Bright tree.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

During the day the bright colors make me smile and in the evening, all lit up the tree is just as beautiful.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Since the background of my inspirational wrapping paper is black, I decided to use two different ribbons on the tree.  One is a black and white plaid and the other is a two-sided red and green satin.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

To keep things simple, I used only solid colored ornaments in different colors, sizes and finishes. And I layered the ornaments from the inside out to give the tree a full look.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

 

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Bar Cart (thrifted) // ‘Tis The Season Sign from HomeGoods (similar here)

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Fun Plaid Ribbon // Ornaments collected over the years

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

 

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Here’s a little glimpse of some of the gifts I’ve wrapped so far.  Next week I’ll share all of my wrapped packages with you as well as some fun gift wrapping ideas.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

This green bubble ribbon makes an appearance in several areas of my decor and is so beautiful as a bow. Did I mention that I love making bows!

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Bubble Embossed Satin Ribbon // Disco Ball Ornaments

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Ornament Art

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Next week you’ll also get to see my new blue and white bedroom decor which I’ve decked out for the holidays.

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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

We’ll friends, that’s my Christmas tree.  I’ve got more decorating to finish up this week and can’t wait to show you more of my holiday home.

Now it’s time to head over to The Home I Create and check out Linda’s beautiful holiday decor.

And be sure to stop by all the participating bloggers to see how they’ve decked out their homes for the holidays…

Design Asylum //  Love Your Abode // Refresh ReStyle // Life and Style At 60 // Positively Southern
 M. Jones Style // Chic On A Shoestring Decorating // My Life Well Loved // Green With Decor 
ConfettiStyle (me) // The Home I Create // Wife In Progress 

I’m also excited that one of my favorite wrap, ribbon and paper goods companies has joined on as a sponsor for this years Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  Throughout the tour the participating bloggers will be showcasing Paper Mart ribbon and gift wrap products to inspire your holiday decor.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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I’d like to thank Paper Mart who graciously supplied some of the wrapping paper and ribbon featured in this post. As a designer and avid gift wrapper, Paper Mart is one of my go-to source for quality wrap ping paper and paper products. And I love sharing my favorite resources with you.  All images and opinions in this post are mine.

Brass Scales of Justice–A Unique Decorative Accent

Scales of Justice Holiday Decor

I’m popping in late today to share a fun little accent I added to our holiday decor.

I found this brass scales of justice at a thrift store a few weeks ago for an amazing price of $10 and have plans to sell it in my Etsy shop.  I’ll make it available after the first of the year but until then I decided to use it in my Christmas decor.

I placed the scale on the buffet table in the dining room and added small packages and ornaments to the bowls.

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We have several pieces of original artwork in our home and this one in the dining room is one of our prized possessions.  It’s a piece by contemporary African American artist John Holyfield.

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See my dying poinsettia in the background?  Anyone else having a tough time keeping them alive with all this warm weather we’re having?

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Come back tomorrow for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  There’s still lots of decor to see from me and the other bloggers on the tour.

Shelly

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Gift Wrap On Wheels: DIY Holiday Wrapping Crate

Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Wrap Crate

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is easing into the Christmas season with joy and merriment.

This year I’ve been able to complete several DIY projects to include in my holiday decor and I’ve got fun and simple one to share with you today.

 It’s no surprise that I love to wrap gifts.  I love paper, ribbon and all the fun embellishments that can make wrapped gifts special and unique.

During the course of the year I keep my gift wrap rolls and supplies stored in a basket in my office.  But when the holidays roll around I want to make our holiday wrapping supplies accessible for me and the hubs so I created a mobile gift wrap crate.

I picked up a wood crate at HomeGoods similar to this one.  The one I found was painted grey and black.

Wood Crate

Since I wanted the crate to be mobile I added brass casters to the base.  I had the casters in the garage and they were the perfect size for this project.

Brass Casters

Once the caster were attached I decorated the crate.

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The feature element of the crate is the darling Merry & Bright vinyl decal from Welcoming Walls.  Candi, the owner of the Welcoming Walls Etsy shop graciously partnered with the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and sent me and the other bloggers a decal to use in a holiday project.  The Merry & Bright decal was the perfect piece.

Merry & Bright Gift Wrap Crate By ConfettiStyle

The decals are super easy to use and will work on a variety of surfaces.  I placed my white decal on the center board of the crate so the decal really pops against the black background.  I used a decorative paper ribbon  (from another favorite Etsy shop) on the top and bottom boards and secured them in place with white thumbtacks.  It will be easy to remove the paper and change the look whenever I want.

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To make the crate super functional I added two short tension rods to create sections for wrapping paper rolls, tissue paper and rolls of ribbon.  I added a plastic shower caddy to the side to hold gift tags, scissors and small ribbon rolls.

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Including the time it took to attach the casters, this project took less than 30 minutes to complete.

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Merry & Bright Gift Wrap Crate by ConfettiStyle

Vinyl decals are such an easy way to decorate and personalize the decor around your house. Welcoming Walls has over 150 amazing  decals including designs for the kitchen, inspirational quotes, children’s decal and custom door decals.  And not only do you have an amazing array of designs to choose from but you can select from 12+ colors so your decal will fit your decor to a T.

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I’m hoping to finish up my holiday shopping this weekend so my giftwrap crate will be getting lots of use.

Cheers to the weekend my friends~

Shelly

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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour-Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  It has been such fun to partner with my 8 fellow bloggers to bring you lots of holiday inspiration.

If you’re coming over from Love Your Abode thanks for stopping in and if you’re one of my regular readers, thanks for your continued love and support!  Did you see all the amazing details in Yuni’s decor this week?!  WOW, I didn’t think she could top last week but she sure did.

This week on the tour we’re focusing on our entertaining spaces and how we celebrate the season.  Entertaining is such a joy and this year will be extra special since my brother now lives in Atlanta and my mom is coming for Christmas.

When I think of holiday entertaining I think of family dinners at a beautiful table so I got a jump on things and set my table for a Merry & Bright Christmas dinner.  Playing off the color theme from my Christmas tree decor, I created a classic red & white tablescape with a few fun touches.

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***One of the special touches to my table are these DIY placemats I made featuring a Merry & Bright printable art piece from Christina’s Etsy shop,  My Love Note Designs! I’ll be sharing the how-to and more details on the placemats tomorrow so stay tuned.

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I wanted a lush looking centerpiece so I used a greenery candleholder in the center of the table. To dress it up, I added mini ornaments and decorative ornament sprays.

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And to add layers to the table, I used three different linen pieces—a white tablecloth, a wide red and white stripe runner (made from simple cotton fabric) and a solid red runner from HomeGoods.

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I hung a wreath on the mirror and added the metal Noel sign in the middle.  I made the bow from ribbon I picked up at Michaels.

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I layered each place setting starting with the DIY placemat, a red charger and white china.  The Merry Christmas plates are from HomeGoods.

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My vintage gold silverware and brass candleholders add a touch of metallic shine to the table.  The holly leaf candleholders were a flea market find–one of my favorites ever!

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These cute red and white check bags came from the dollar spot at Target and I’ll be filling them with small gifts/treats for everyone at the table. (p.s. I added the rhinestone M sticker to personalize it)

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So the console table on the back wall wouldn’t feel left out, I  created a beautiful flower arrangement using a mix of fresh and faux flowers and greenery.  More on how I made the arrangement later in the week.

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Another special touch at the table are the chair cones I tied to the back of each chair.  I’ve had these metal cones for years and this year I filled them with a cedar spray, a piece of garland and mini ornaments.

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Entertaining at our house also involves a cocktail bar so I added a few holiday touches to our gold bar cart.

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The Merry & Bright wall plaque is from Kirklands. I saw it online and had to pull some strings to get my hands on one.  I added the cedar sprays, bow and ornament clusters to make it just a bit more Merry & Bright.

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And because no holiday is complete without hot chocolate, I snapped this last night as I was addressing my DIY Christmas cards.

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Here’s another glimpse of my tree.  I made a few changes to it since last week and replaced the chalkboard I had over the table with this mirror I had stashed in the garage.  I just love this entire vignette.

And you see that cart next to the table with wrapping paper in it?  I’ll be sharing that little project on Saturday. So fun and easy!

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I hope you’re enjoying the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  The fun doesn’t stop here…the next stop is OMG Lifestyle Blog. You’re going to love what Elaine has to share this week and if you missed her decor from last week, you can check it out here.

And you definitely want to check out all the other bloggers on the tour…

Confetti Style (yours truly)

OMG Lifestyle

Design Asylum Blog

Refresh Restyle 

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Positively Southern 

Amy Howard Social

M. Jones Style

Love Your Abode

Merry and Bright FINAL

I’ll be back next Wednesday, with part 3 and the tour finale.  We’ve got more holiday decor to share and I’ll be doing a wrap up of my Merry & Bright Holiday Home!

You can see part 1 of my tour here.

Shelly

The Easiest DIY Christmas Cards Ever!

DIY Christmas Card Detail

So remember when I told you weeks ago that I was going to make my Christmas cards?  Well, I didn’t tell you a fib.

When I lived in Seattle I always made my Christmas cards by hand.  One year I made cards out of 3-dimensional ornaments and another year I made my cards inside metal tins which served as the envelope.  Back then I started working on my cards months in advance of Christmas and spent lots of time making sure every detail was unique and special.

Fast forward to today.  Yes, I still love to make my cards by hand but I never seem to have time or energy on my side.  So when it came to my Christmas cards this year, I used my creativity to come up with a super easy and simple card design that took less than 10 minutes to create.

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