December 9, 2011

Revamping Holiday Decorations

This year I've placed a ban on any new purchases of holiday decorations.  Focusing on using what I have instead. I decided to go with a Winter Wonderland theme.  Lots of white and silver with touches of my favorite color red.
  I've had this tiny tree for years.

It seemed too dark for my winterland theme so I dug out some flat white paint and added snow to it's branches with a small paint brush like this . . .

Followed with a dusting of glitter.  I just painted some glue on the branches and sprinkled on the glitter.

I placed the tree inside a vintage Christmas dish, added some sparkly silver garland around it's base and now it brings a little winterland to my kitchen counter.

My next project was a simple grapevine wreath that I haven't used in years.

More flat white paint made it look like this.

 After adding a few white poinsettia's and a white ribbon . . .
 It now looks great hanging over an empty picture frame in the living room.



  1. What great ideas, Robin. I tried to use what I had around the house for my decorating this year too :)

  2. Robin, I love it that I am not the only one purchasing new holiday decor, and the changes you made are beautiful! Love the white!

    Still many surprises coming up in our amazing 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a lovely offering right now!


    Art by Karena

  3. Love your silver and white. I did a lot of revamping this year also. Would you believe I have never used "canned snow" on anything until this year? I LOVE it and will forever be a fan. Amazing what that stuff can do. Love your idea of painting your things white. It won't come off like mine will.


  4. I love your simple touches, Robin. It's so neat to see how you took ordinary Christmas things and made them extraordinary!

  5. They turned out beautiful, what a great idea. I love the poinsettias on the wreath.
    I hope you are enjoying the season so far, Happy Holidays!

  6. I love them painted white! I am trying not to buy anything new this year too!

    Take care and stay warm

  7. How refreshing they are now! Great job Robin!

  8. I just love this, Robin! I need to look around me more!

  9. the tree and wreath turned out lovely, and i too have decided no more buying of christmas decorations. i read your blog that said you collect vintage reindeer, and now i think of you everytime i see them : )

  10. I love the idea of painting the tree white and the grapevine wreath, too. Very cute.
    I L~O~V~E the new header! I have been too busy lately to do much blog hopping so this is the first time I am seeing it. I really like all of the changes you have made, your new photo and the new background. LOVE IT!


  11. Hello--
    Popped over from "a little thing called life."
    Love your revamps--sometimes a litttle change up is good. I also read some of your previos posts--great fun.



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