The Sunday we got back from Williamsburg, I decided to try and a little Christmas decorating done before work started again. I was able to get the main things out and then we slowly finished the decorating throughout the week, including getting our Christmas tree on my birthday (which promptly FELL OVER this weekend!! But thank god we only lost 3 ornaments!).
It’s always bittersweet to pack up my fall decor, but I love all of the candles + lights that went into our decorating this year. I think I need to add more into our regular decor because its so fun to come home to everyday!
I didn’t really tackle any new decorating projects this year, but I love how you can use many of the same items and come up with such a different look + combination than last year. However, I am lusting over this Target wreath (also in white) to add to my collection–here’s to hoping it goes on sale after Christmas!
How’s your holiday decorating going?
I’m a bit obsessed with how this project turned out, especially because it was so random. A few weeks ago, I purchased this set of coasters from the J.Crew Factory website because one, they were on sale, two, I figured they’d make a good Christmas gift for someone, and three, I needed 5 more dollars to reach the free shipping threshold. Priorities.
True to J.Crew everything, they were absolutely adorable, but with one minor problem: they were paper. And giving someone a set of paper coasters as a gift just seemed a bit strange.
But since they were so cute, I decided to turn them into coaster art! They sat in my bedroom for the longest time until I finally had a spare moment to sit down and assemble the goodies I’d gathered to complete the project.
Here’s what I used:
- a matted frame with an 11×14 opening: $14 (from TJ Maxx)
- J. Crew coaster set: $5
- Spritz polka dotted gift wrap: $1 (Target)
- glue gun
And here’s how it came together:
1. I cut a piece of gift wrap to the size of the opening.
2. Then, I placed the coasters on the gift wrap and used the polka dots to space them evenly.
3. Once I had them placed, I carefully used the glue gun to glue them into place.
4. Finally, I centered the gift wrap + coasters in the frame and then taped it on the back of the matting.
5. Framed Coaster Art!
Total cost: $19
I actually had to do this twice to get it to work because the first time, I had spaced the coasters too far apart and they just went underneath the matting. Luckily, the second time was much faster and came out nearly perfect–as long as you don’t get out a measuring tape!
Since we moved here a year ago, we’ve been, slowly but surely, getting our townhouse put together and decorated. However, our second bedroom–a hybrid office and guest bedroom–has been the hardest room to furnish by far. The room is pretty small and since it’s multi-purpose, it’s been a bit of a logistical struggle to make everything fit and still look somewhat coherent.
Up till yesterday afternoon, it also served as random storage for seasonal and not currently in use decor items. Pretty, right?
So when my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I knew exactly what to tell her: this Target apothecary cabinet.
I’d seen it in the store a few months ago and fell in love, but wasn’t quite ready to start the process of overhauling that bedroom. But on Sunday, my mom ordered it online, and I picked it up at our local Target just hours later. Gotta love instant gratification!
The decor is still in progress (I still want to get a mirror to put on top), but it will work for now. I love the instant upgrade it gave the room–thanks madre!