We are excited to do a few Christmas Home Tours this holiday season on the blog. We already took a tour of Alison’s Christmas Home and today we want to share a bit of Crew Member, Nancy Hawes’ home. Nancy recently did a home imporovement project of adding some built-in shelves in her home. We think they look amazing and she did a wonderful job of decorating these new shelves for Christmas! We especially love seeing how the Crew uses our crafty goodies to decorate with handmade items that showcase their own individual style. Incorporating Christmas decor in with everyday items is such a fun way to decorate and no need to put everything away, just add to the design. Sit holiday creatures on books, slip a Christmas photo into a frame or fill a glass vase with ornaments. The touches of red and blue Nancy has in her home are a wonderful start to a trendy Christmas color palette.
Here’s a full picture of Nancy’s built-ins in her living room. What a fun way to display all those precious family photos along with seasonal decor that you can change up whenever you feel like it! Let’s take a closer look at the decorations that Nancy chose for her shelves!
Adding a few pillows with a holiday feel, a bit of sparkle or maybe a snowflake or two in with everyday pillows, instantly transforms the room. If you cannot find the right pillows to match your decor, why not make them by painting blank pillows, adding a bit of glitter or even getting them screen printed with fun sayings, Christmas art or an everyday print that rounds out the color palette. As the seasons change a quick update of pillows will give a new look to the room.
“This is a home improvement project that I decorated with some of my favorite pictures and holiday decorations and incorporated Canvas Corp paper and 7gypsies tags and banner by making a banner, cards and adding little sayings to the frames.” –Nancy Hawes
Canvas Corp Red & Green Mini Chevron
Canvas Corp Jolly Christmas Sayings on White
Canvas Corp Candy Canes on White
Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas- Better Not Pout
Cavnas Corp Tags – Krafty Christmas
Here is a few close up photos of some of Nancy’s photos and knick-knacks. We love that she placed holiday photos into her frames, it really drives home the Christmas theme! Also, she added some of our Christmas papers and tags to her frames and other decorations. This is such a quick and easy thing to do with any of your home decor! Nancy also has a few cards she made on display that she used more of our Christmas papers for.
Another collection of photos from Nancy’s shelves shows how she surrounded her pictures with some cute Christmas critters, a tin can and vintage toolbox filled with greenery, and a figurine of an old truck with a Christmas tree in the back. More handmade cards made with our Christmas papers perfectly showcases how they fit in with a vintage, rustic Christmas decor theme.
Along with her shelf decor, Nancy also created this Christmas tree skirt from our Burlap Tree Skirt. This plain burlap skirt is 58″ in diameter and is perfect just as it is or you can add your own embellishments! Large enough for most trees and ready to be personalized with a clever saying, family name or touch of ribbon. Made from high quality burlap it can be decorated with a trendy look, vintage or rustic style and finish up the space under the tree making way for the wrapped gifts.
Burlap tree skirt
12×12 canvas sheet
Foam paint brush
We hope you have been enjoying some of these handmade Christmas cards we’ve been sharing throughout this holiday season. If you haven’t already gotten all your cards written, addressed, and sent out, these cards might be an inspiration to you! On the other hand, if you do have your cards done for this year, it’s never too early to start next year’s cards, right?
Today, Nancy Hawes is sharing these simple kraft note cards with us and she uses them as decor pieces in her home. By using a few of our coordinating papers, she managed to pull off these adorable Christmas cards. We love their simplicity, because when you decide to craft your own Christmas cards, sometimes simple is better! Especially if you have lots of family and friends to send to.
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