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Simple Christmas Decor

Holiday time…..mmm, mmm, mmm.
Doesn’t it just get you all nice and cheery to put up your fluffy tree, your twinkling lights, hang your stockings, and put out all of your family decorations.
There’s something sweet about those old childhood ornaments that sit high up on the tree.
(But nothing sweet about those cheap glass balls near the bottom that keep getting crushed by an excited 2 year old.  Eek.)
I added a few simple things to my Christmas decor this year.
I took down most of the items on top of our entertainment center…….
……..and replaced it with a bit of holiday cheer.
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I found this old empty picture frame at a yard sale months ago……for $5.  It’s been shouting at me from the garage to use it. It’s about 4 feet wide and maybe 2.5 feet tall.  And nice and rugged.  So I cut out some vinyl ornaments using my Silhouette cutter…….and attached them right to the wall, inside of the frame.
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**Vinyl is not re-usable, but comes down nice and easy when you’re done.
And the great thing about having your own machine and using it for decoration is that it cost me a couple dollars to create a quick decoration.  And I buy all of my vinyl here……..they sell it by the roll or small sheets. 
Next, I cut out a rectangle piece of burlap and then cut out some heat transfer paper on my Silhouette.  I ironed it right to the burlap, framed it, then placed it in front of that mini tree. 
(**Remember, you can use freezer paper to make a stencil and then use paint to create a picture {like I did here}.  Or you can cut out shapes from felt or fabric and sew/glue them to your burlap.)
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Then I filled up this basket with pine cones and mini ornaments.
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And together, they all make me happy.
And cheery.
And completely ready for Christmas.
Have you hung any lights?  Sewed up any stockings?  Cut down a fresh tree?
How are you decorating for the holidays?

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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