Disclosure: Oriental Trading Company provided decorations to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced in any way. I also received an unbound copy of a Random House book to aid in this post.
I have never been one for truly traditional holiday decor. While I can appreciate a beautiful pine garland or a boxwood wreath, I like my decor a little whimsy, unexpected, and with a touch of humor.
Oriental Trading Company has a whole selection of holiday decor and crafts, and this year I added several items from their collection into our decor.
Over the bins we use to store the kids’ upstairs toys, we have a Dr. Seuss black and white print. This year I added a page from an unbound review copy of Greg Pizzoli’s new book, The 12 Days of Christmas. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it is an adorably illustrated interpretation of the classic Christmas song. Below that is a reindeer my son drew last year in school.
On the shelf, I painted and assembled wooden trees from Oriental Trading (awesome value and a great size!). Using Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in Patina, Turkish Tile, and Provincial Blue. Since the paint is quick drying and the trees were pre-cut, this project took me less than 10 minutes to complete!
My middle son and I made a birdhouse together at a Mommy-and-Me art night at our local art center, and I decided some bottle brush trees would make it look a little more wintery. All 8 of these came in one pack!
Using some wooden beads from Oriental Trading, my son strung them on a piece of yarn to hang as a garland. Don’t they look like nuts? The felt ball garland is gorgeous and festive – another Oriental Trading find.
Last year I picked up this truck on clearance and used my Silhouette CAMEO to personalize it. Today, our elf is hitching a ride in the truck bed!
Alas, the room decor is never complete without a cheeky message on the letter board.
What new items have you added to your holiday decor this year?