It was a very white Christmas this year at Casa Shim. Although I wish our Christmas involved white powdery snow we had to settle for white Christmas decorations. I was originally planning to go with a white + gold color palette [since I have leftover materials from the Gifted feature]. But somehow everything turned out white.
Cutting out snowflakes is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. As cliche as it may sound, I really love how no two snowflakes are alike. J made a bunch of snowflakes which we strung across the windows in their playroom using hemp twine. j had more fun opening up all the snowflakes I made.
I also made a linen tree by wrapping strips of white linen around a white foam tree. I'm not sure why they don't make the foam trees with a pointed tip. I improvised and made a paper cone and hot glued it in place [before wrapping the strips of linen around the tree]. I also hand stamped on to white twill tape some words [love, faith, hope, peace, joy, forgiveness, grace] that reflect what Christmas means to our family.
I cut the words out and pinned them on to the linen tree. The boys helped pin on some silver matte sequins.
My makeshift votive candles were made from my favorite simple ikea glasses + tiny marshmallows.
This white roost ceramic origami crane was a gift from Melissa. I've wanted one for a long time. So pretty and simple.
I removed the kraft paper leaves with our words of thanksgiving [which are waiting to be placed into a book] and added some more simple white leaves using beautiful paper from our recent Whimsy & Spice order.
We also made a linen wreath by wrapping strips of white linen around a foam wreath form. J had fun pinning the sequins on to the wreath.
I also made a paper chain using this Martha Stewart edge punch [see first photograph]. I borrowed the idea from the lovely Kjerstis Lykke blog. And in order to use up the last few snowflakes I made a quick garland using paper + hemp twine. I'm a little sad Christmas is over. I've really enjoyed the quiet + lazy days at home with the family. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!