Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas home tour, DIY projects to inspire

I'm very happy with my natural Christmas vignette in the dining room. I've used homemade wreaths hung on shutters. 3 Thrift store pitchers filled with cuttings from our own tree. Homemade bowl made of a doilie filled with cuttings and white ornaments.

On the mantle 3 glass containers filled with red and green Christmas ornaments. A vintage flour sieve is filled with fresh clippings and a little birdie and star tucked in there for some color.

The green Christmas tree made out of wood got a layer of white paint. And planted next to the decorated tree it looks really nice. The Christmas tree has LOTS of lights and I used scraps of lace to decorate the tree branches. Simple, natural and rustic.

Still at the forest I laid out my tree shape. Back at the house I used a hot glue gun to glue the logs to the biggest log. I've put it in one of the white pitchers and voila, another Christmas tree is made.

Another simple but effective craft with driftwood was making these stars. I just used a hot glue gun and put the pieces together. I used lace to hang them up on a shutter. The beauty of these is that you don't want them perfectly good looking.
Wood is natural and so is this star shape :)



  1. Hi Esther,
    Kom op jouw blog via Pietrik en moest de groetjes dien, haha.
    Ik ga je volgen want buiten dat ik benieuwd ben naar jouw stijl, vind ik het op erg leuk om te lezen hoe jullie leven verloopt in Californië !
    Lieve groet, Stella

  2. Hoi Esther,
    Ik kom ook via Pietrick bij je binnen vallen.
    Leuk om je te volgen en te zien wat jij allemaal met ons wil delen.
    Het aanmelden lukt vandaag niet, maar ik voeg je wel toe in mijn leeslijst.

    Lieve groet, Eefie