What up pals? It’s winter now so you should make your house pretty on the outside. Every year I get a little better at this winter decorating thing. It takes some practice, but once you figure it out it’s fun and easy. Imma tell you a few things about what I know, cause this is a blog about house stuffz and thats what you probably come here for ;)
The first rule is don’t get all crazy with the decor. Adhere to a simple color palette bros, use one or two colors ONLY. Common winter colors are as follows; red, green, white, and tealish-bluish. Once you decide on a color theme, pair it with white black or a metallic – gold and silver can easily be used in place of white. If you want to get all granola-E like I did, pair it with something brownish and for a real slam dunk – made of burlap. Pick a style, as in country, modern, classic and stick with it. This is where you can use accents that represent your style. You’ll find these cool accents at the garden center covered in glitter or at craft stores like Michaels.
You’ll want to have some texture in your containers. Achieve this by mixing it up. Use a few different greens and your box will be looking highly festive. It’s all about the layers as demonstrated in the cool gif above.
Eucalyptus Silver Dollars
20 stems of Cedar boughs
8 stems of cotton
12 1′-2′ Birch branches assorted sizes.
biodegradable Floral foam
Cool paper stars from Ikea. I got three to put in my front porch, they’re pretty and they flat pack at the end of the season for easy storage. The best.
Oh, I was hoping you’d do a post on this! I especially appreciate the pictures of how you put it all together. Thank you!! I’ve never heard of cotton branches—can you find those anywhere? (And by “anywhere” I mean Home Depot.)
Ha! I’m guilty of doing way too much shopping at the depot too. I got them at Bachmas so if you’re local you should be able to find them there. I had never heard of them either, but it was love at first site.
I have to second Anne’s question – where did you get the cotton? It’s beautiful.
Sorry for the delay on my replies guys, I am the worst blogger. I got it at Bachmans – that will make sense if you’re local to MPLS.
Your house is so beautiful and magical! I am still so in love with the colors your painted it! <3 It looks wonderful!
Thanks, Emily! Sweet of you to take the time and say :)