Golden Christmas

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.  We are doing well in Okinawa, we’ve had a few cooler evenings, it’s finally feeling like fall.  Just got our last package mailed off, my Christmas shopping is almost complete, now I’m ready to enjoy the season.

This post is about choosing your Christmas decor.  The options are endless, if you are looking to change it up a bit this year I have found a few options that are affordable DIY projects.  Other than traditional red and green, gold would be my choice for Christmas decor.  The gold tones will go well with any color home decor and has a bit more of a formal look.  With all the wonderful metallic paints available this look is easy to accomplish.  No worries if you’ve already got your Christmas decor up for the season, plan ahead for next year, hit the after Christmas sales and stock up on all things gold.  Check out a few of the lovely trees and DIY projects below for a little inspiration.

via www.potterybarn.com  Love this tree topper.

via  www.MarthaStewart.com

via www.bhg.com

via www.countryliving.com

via www.maureenstevens.com Branches sprayed with metallic paint, these could be used as a tree topper or as an arrangement.

via www.thesweetestoccasion.com Check out this site for step-by-step instruction on how to make this beautiful garland.  Drape this from your mantel or around your tree.

via www.MarthaStewart.com  Click the picture for step-by-step instructions on to create these lovely gilded pinecones.

via www.homedit.com  Artificial greenery come to life with gold metallic spray paint,  add candles for a beautiful glow.  Live greenery also works great, I’ve used this to help the tree look fuller, it looks beautiful with the lights reflecting off the gold.

via  www.weheartit.com Use artificial fruit from the dollar store and glitter to create a centerpiece or add to your tree.

via www.anightowlblog.com Another option for your artificial fruit.

via www.williamsburgmarketplace.com Bay leaves, magnolia leaves, or even a pine wreath completely covered or just adding a light coat of metallic paint. This would look great on your front door or above your mantel.

via www.yournestdesign.blogspot  This combination is beautiful.

via www.pinterest.com Simple magnolia leaf wreath with gold ribbon.

via www.marthastewart.com Click the picture for more Christmas wreath ideas from MarthaStewart.com.  The wide satin ribbon tied in a loose knot make the wreath.

via www.MarthaStewart.com  Gold magnolia leaf garland draped with wide satin ribbon.  Click the picture for how-to instructions.

via www.lowes.com I have used Rustoleum for several of my projects and have read several reviews, this seems to be the top choice.

via www.krylon.com  This spray comes in a rainbow of colors, much easier than the glue and glitter technique from back in the day.

via www.pinterest.com If you decide to go with the gold theme or another of your favorite metallic tones don’t forget the gift wrap.

via www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com

All the pictures above have clickable links for more info.

Hope you have enjoyed this post, happy decorating!  Next post, traditional red and green decor.  Don’t forget to subscribe and please share with your friends.  Have a wonderful week and take time to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

Jessica

 

 

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