colorful Christmas home tour

Colorful Christmas home tour

I wasn’t sure if I’d like bright colors in MY home for Christmas, but I completely do! I have also loved seeing all the gorgeous farmhouse Christmas decor, but I like trying new things and bright colors just make us feel good! I hope you are inspired by our colorful Christmas home tour.

Colorful Christmas home tour

Colorful Christmas home tour

This year’s Christmas decor has been so fun to create. My girls helped with several of the projects, and it felt good to spend little and create my own decor. Some of the decor is disposable, like the balloon arches, but most of it will be carefully stored away and used again. Our colorful decor has launched our family into the Christmas spirit and the anticipation of our youngest is a joy to see. You can find the detailed posts at the very end of this one, but for a quick overview, here is our colorful Christmas home tour!

Easy hot cocoa bar

Easy hot cocoa bar
diy hot cocoa bar
Colorful Christmas home tour

Simple and bright dining room

Simple and bright dining room
Simple and bright dining room
Simple and bright dining room
Simple and bright dining room

Colorful DIY Christmas mantel

Colorful DIY Christmas mantel

Merry and bright Christmas tree

Merry and bright Christmas tree

Colorful Christmas village

Colorful Christmas village
Colorful Christmas village
Colorful Christmas village

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Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

This year, we are hosting our family for Christmas Eve brunch! Don’t you just love brunch? I hope our nieces and nephews enjoy the colorful Christmas decor, dining room included. Whatever your style may be, I hope you’re inspired by this simple merry and bright tablescape design.

Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Our table settings include brightly colored tissue paper chargers, paper plates and napkins, and a fun centerpiece! The place settings are disposable and edible – tons of fun!

simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Easy Christmas letter board wall art

The grid wall in the dining room will never see a nail or screw (at least by us), so I have to get creative with ways to decorate this wall. I love word art and this poster board art works perfectly with our holiday decorations. I used a small projector to trace the words onto hot pink poster board. And to give it a letter board look, I attached each word to foam core board strips.

Easy Christmas letter board wall art

DIY Christmas place settings

I seriously love Christmas villages, so much so that I made my own to go with our colorful Christmas decor. But I didn’t want to create more houses or buy more houses to carry on the village theme into the dining room. So, I found these adorable paper houses that only required printing, cutting, and gluing. When the party is over, they can be recycled or played with to destruction.

DIY Christmas place settings

DIY Paper Christmas trees

These DIY paper Christmas trees are so easy and simply adorable! All you need is a glue gun, a stick (sucker stick, popsicle stick, wood skewer, paper straw, swizzle stick, etc.), crepe paper streamer, scissors, and a base (York peppermint patties, Reeses peanut butter cups, large marshmallows, etc.). I used my fringe scissors to quickly cut the fringe on the streamer, but you can use regular scissors also. After your fringe is cut, just start gluing one end around the middle of your stick and wrap it upwards while gluing it to the stick occasionally. I cut around two feet of streamer, but there was some extra after wrapping it, so I just cut off the leftover at the end. Once my fringe was done, I set the stick into a peanut butter cup and then fluffed the tree’s fringe. I think these trees would also look cute around your buffet or dessert items.

DIY Paper Christmas trees

Merry and bright centerpiece

This easy merry and bright centerpiece is a fun one to do with kids. Just paint your chipboard letters with acrylic craft paint, and when they’re dry you can use a glue gun to attach the letters to sticks (toothpicks, sucker sticks, etc.). I chose to display them on a mountain of donut holes, but you can display them in a way that works best for your event or style. Again, this centerpiece is disposable and edible. Yum, so tempting to see a heap of donut holes!

Merry and bright centerpiece
Merry and bright centerpiece

Lastly, I made a mini version of our balloon arch to tie in with our DIY Christmas mantel decor and to add more color to the room. This simple and cute balloon arch just rests on top of our chandelier.


The dining room is going to be a bustle of activity this Christmas, so it was important to me to keep things simple. But I also want our dining room to be colorful, festive, and fun. This year’s Christmas decor is merry and bright with a few touches in our main rooms – the theme has really come together and is fit for a party! I hope you are inspired by these DIY crafts and projects. These DIY projects can be done in your color scheme or to fit your style – and they’re so fun and easy to do. Thanks for reading and please share with your crafty friends!

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Sensational merry and bright Christmas tree

Sensational merry and bright Christmas tree

This year, our Christmas decor is all about being merry and bright. There’s something about decorating for the holidays that raises spirits and energizes the soul. There’s also something about lots of colors, glitter, and whimsy that makes Christmas come alive. I hope our sensational merry and bright Christmas tree inspires and delights you.

Sensational merry and bright Christmas tree
The gold hummingbird is Quinn’s favorite this year.

Sensational merry and bright Christmas tree


DIY Christmas tree crate

I have used our tree skirt for over ten years now, and while I still love it, I wanted to try something new this year. I love the galvanized metal or wicker tree collars, but I didn’t think it would fit with this decor style. So, with the help of my sweet husband, Jeremy, we made a tree crate.

DIY Christmas tree crate

I measured the base of our artificial tree and determined how much wood we’d need. Jeremy made all the cuts for me and then I just used a brad nail gun to assemble it. Once assembled, I spray painted it to add even more color to our merry and bright Christmas decor.

DIY Christmas tree crate

I can imagine a reclaimed wood tree crate would be beautiful, very vintage and rustic. Or a bare pine tree crate would look great in a boho home. You could even paint your crate simply for a more traditional look.

DIY Christmas tree crate
DIY Christmas tree crate
DIY Christmas tree crate

DIY fringe backdrop

This is my new favorite backdrop – it’s so inexpensive, easy to do, and makes such an impact. There are many colors to choose from, but seasonal colors do sell out, so plan ahead. You’ll just need sharp scissors and packing tape to hang it on the wall. This crepe paper fringe would make a great photo booth backdrop!

DIY fringe backdrop

Just fold the eight foot length several times without creasing the folds and cut half inch cuts 1/3 of the way in. You’ll repeat this on the other side – leaving the middle third uncut. Once the entire length has it’s half inch cuts, tape the top to the wall and then gently twist several times. Tape the bottom to hold it in place and continue until your space is covered.


Easy tree decorating steps

When I decorate a tree, I add decor in stages and there’s a bit of strategy with my organization. You can see what I added to the tree at each stage:

Easy tree decorating steps
After the lights are on, add any garland or trim. This way it can be tucked between branches and you won’t knock off any ornaments.
Easy tree decorating steps
Hang the largest ornaments first.
Easy tree decorating steps
Then I placed the large honeycomb balls – with care to balance the colors evenly.
Easy tree decorating steps
Next, I added large paper flowers. They add texture and more color!
Easy tree decorating steps
Finally, fill in the empty spaces with the rest of the ornaments. I like to group our ornaments on the floor so that I can stagger similar styles. I saved our pink glitter bulbs for the very end to fill in any large spaces.
Easy tree decorating steps
The final touch was the turquoise glitter picks. I love how they spiral out and add so much whimsy. The girls loved this new touch.

We are loving our tree! The girls helped place the small ornaments (under my direction) and felt proud of what we created. However you decorate your tree, I hope you enjoy decorating it with family and creating something of beauty to enjoy this season! I would love to see your tree posted on Facebook – to inspire and encourage others.


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