Christmas Home Tour 2015

Welcome to the Christmas Home Tour 2015, as part of the Christmas Link Up series in which more than 30 bloggers are involved.

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This Home Tour is part of our Christmas Link Up series

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This is the second week and we’ll be opening our doors at the Home Tour 2015.  I remember before being a blogger I loved to peep into other blogger houses to see what they had in their homes… I still love to do it, and it’s fun today it’s my turn.

Having said this, I want to welcome you all to our home! Grab a cuf of tea, take a seat and feel yourself home 🙂

We leave in a flat and this means that we don’t have too much room to leave things outdoors, but this DIY wreath is a must on Christmas. If you want to check how we made it you can have a look at this post.

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Next to it this year we placed the bauble tree which adds a splash of color to the entrance.

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In our little foyer we have these Santa’s hats made of paper. This is fun craft to do with kids, and I like how it looks. These last two weeks has been crazy busy and I still want to replace the orchid inside the vase by some branches, giving our entrance a more wintery look.

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We added some rhinestones for a shinier look.

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There’s a corner on my living room which I love, I call it the sparkling corner and you can read how I did it and the whole story here.

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I placed three stars between the pictures, and I like them so much I’m thinking about leaving them there after Christmas. We made the little trees with papier mache and then wrapped them with yarn and placed them into a muffin mold. Another kid craft that looks cute. You can see as well hanging from the wall some numbers; they are part of our advent calendar.

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The stars are made of fine cardboard and spray painted. I love the texture the middle one has as it seems rusty metal.

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The other two were made using the printed side of a cereal box, that’s why they have a more shiny look.

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Our advent calendar, the clothespins hold each day’s treats for each kid.

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I’m sure you already must have seen our tree which I showed right here.

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These ornaments are made out of toilet paper rolls, it’s so versatile! You can make plenty of things with it!

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We also filled a hurricane vase with some pinecones, there are lots of them around here.

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I added a tray as a request from my husband, he says it’s easier to move just one thing than lots of them so I placed the books and the hurricane vase on it.

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Our cardboard village is behind the sofa this year.

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And there’s also room for the magazine tree. The picture was an ugly one so I painted it and added some fabric with the words “Home Sweet Home”. If you want to know how you can transfer into fabric in less than five minutes you can check this tutorial here.

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If you’ve read my bauble tree post you may remember we have tons of ornaments and baubles… Some of them are here right now. The little table was a curbside find, can you believe it?

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And here along with more pinecones.

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We also have a big nativity in the craft room. It’s a dynamic one, though; each time I look at it most of the pieces have been moved.

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I know, it’s so difficult to resist playing with them and the sand!

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Before leaving, remember to stop by others blogs and be inspired! These ladies are sharing their beautiful houses and you can get a lot of ideas from them.

Last week the theme was Christmas Trees and An Oregon Cottage shared some lovely Christmas decorations, and a paper wreath to die for.

Week 2: Friday December 4th: Home Tours

Week 3: Friday December 11th: Gifts

Week 4: Friday December 18th: Recipes and Food

Here are the rules for the link!

· Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog’s home page. You may link up to 3 posts per blog. Please leave a comment for your host, remember it’s a party!
· Please be sure to visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
· No Etsy stores, giveaways or other link parties.
· Please with a text link or party button to your host.
· By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media. We will always give proper credit and a link back to your post.

Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on our individual blogs. Features will also be pinned to our Christmas Link Up Pinterest Board for even more exposure!

Designers Sweet Spot
365 Days of Crafts
An Oregon Cottage
Dragon Fly and Lily Pads
Green with Decor
The Deans List Blog
DIY Beautify
Casa Watkins
Sow and Dipity
Sondra Lyn At Home

Shabby Grace Blog
Maj Hoff Takes a Wife
Charming Imperfections
Mommy is CooCoo
Somewhat Quirky Design
Refresh Living

BD Design Blog
3 Little Green Woods
Salvage Sister and Mister
Sweet Things
Chalk and Chocolate

Burlap and Babies
What Meegan Makes
Create and Babble

Tastefully Frugal
Twelve on Main

I hope you enjoyed the Home Tour and see you next Friday with some Christmas Gifts.

Have a great weekend!



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  1. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Your home is beautiful Pili. I like the special little touches throughout the house. And most of all, all the crafts that you have done with the girls. The little santa hats, the paper mache trees. These are all s pecial touches that will make the girls so happy. Happy Holidays my friend!

    • Pili says:

      Thank you, Mary. I think spending time together is the most important thing, they will have happy memories and if the house was perfect or tidy, which most of the time isn’t, will not be so important.
      We all love Santa’s hats, they are funny!

  2. Keri says:

    Pili, thanks for the Christmas tour of your home!! I love your decorations! I can’t believe those stars are made from cardboard; they look like metal!! We also have a dynamic nativity. 😉 You did such a wonderful job decorating your home for Christmas!!

    • Pili says:

      Haha all of us with kids have dynamic nativities, I’m sure! Thanks for your comments, I’m in love with the stars too. I have the pictures of the process so I will sharing a tutorial soon

  3. Beverly says:

    Your home looks lovely, Pili. Those stars are just wonderful! I’ll be including your home in my Snickerdoodle Special Feature Post, Home for the Holidays, on Wednesday.

  4. Karren Haller says:

    You are all ready and I love every bit, the stars are nice, do you have a tutorial for how you made them?

    Thanks for sharing this and your other posts!!

    Have a great day!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Karren! I have the pictures from when I made the stars, I just need to take the time to make a post including the tutorial. These last 3 weeks have been crazy!!
      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments!

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks, Kim!! I love the wreath too!! I will show soon what I am hiding behind the big chalkboard 😉

  5. sherry says:

    I love looking at home tours where there are things that are homemade. Homemade is my favorite décor! Your home is so beautiful!!

  6. Terry says:

    Pili! You have a warm, welcoming Christmas home! I love the handmade touches that make it so special :0)
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for joining in Making Broken Beautiful each week!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Terry!! You know I love to repurpose things and Christmas is no exception! It is also a wonderful way to make things with the girls and have a great time.
      Thanks so much for visiting and Happy Holidays!

  7. lynn says:

    Holy Cow Pili! You have been so very busy. Those santa hats are just the cutest and a great craft to do with young ones. And did you make the stars? If so, do you have a link showing how you did?
    I can tell you are all ready for Christmas! Enjoy it.


    • Pili says:

      Hey, Lynn! I can tell you I’ve been really busy!! Now it’s time to relax and enjoy 🙂 I don’t have the tutorial yet, but I have the pictures saved from when we did them. I just need to take the time to do it…

      Thank you so much for visiting!!

  8. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    There are so many things I love in your home. I love the JOY sparkle wall art, so simple, but so my style, I love the buffet in the craft room, I want it, and I’ll take the nativity scene on top too! So awesome! I bet the kids are really loving how fun the house is and they are looking so forward to Christmas, that’s the best, the twinkle in your kids eyes!!! Merry Christmas!

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Nikki. Christmas is one of my favorite seasons in spite of the cold… I love seeing the girls so excited when we set up our tree, and hang on our decorations, or when we dive on Pinterest and get crazy about the millions of things we want to make. As you say, the twinkle in their eyes is priceless.
      Merry Chistmas for you and your family!

    • Pili says:

      It looks really festive, we haven’t taking it down yet because we celebrate the Three Magic Kings on the 6th… We love seeing the house with so much glitter and sparkle all around!

      Thank you so much for visiting!

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