it’s beginning to look a lot like…

I have a little magnet countdown to Christmas on my fridge right now. And it tells me that we’ve got 46 days left.
Good grief, where has this year gone??

Anyway.

This year, I have decided to be proactive. I love Christmas, but it seems that every year I’ve put off making Christmas pretties (er, decorations) and our house just looks a little blah. But not this year. I have a bit more time on my hands right now, and I have decided to use it, along with my thrift store super powers to make my house look fabulously festive. I have a long list. And I will be sharing it with you as I go! My inspiration for the decor is West Coast festive.

(side note: This was supposed to be a DIY post, but I got so into the project that I forgot to take pictures as I went)

My first project was throw pillow covers. Christmas throw pillows can be dorky. It’s something I almost didn’t do, because it can be the one thing that pushes you over that fine line of cute festive decor to crazy christmas bomb decor.

I went to the thrift store in search of any fabric item in my colour scheme (greens, browns, greys, creams) and after not finding anything in cotton…I had a brainwave–cozy sweaters! I can’t even describe how happy I am with how this turned out. The sweaters really made them unique. I also bought a big bag of mismatched buttons that I used, and will also be using for other projects.

I decided to do some festive silhouettes on a few pillows using these templates that I made (reindeer head + tree branch).

Et, voila!


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