As I said from my previous post, I was going to show how I decorated parts of my home after removing my Christmas items. Since I decorated for this past Christmas with mostly reds and whites, I decided to keep those colors out. White is a perfect color for winter and red is such a great bright contrast. I always think of cardinals that I usually see during the winter and they are so beautiful against the white snow. Also I think red is good to keep around since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. So I stuck with this color scheme.
So as you can see most of my mantle decorations remained in placed. Just removed all the stocking and the holders and anything else that was obviously Christmas related. I did add these big pine cones that I purchased from an after Christmas sale in 2019. I hung on to them knowing I was going to use them somehow as trees. Well here it is. I used a mason jar lid as the base to hold up the pine cone. Does it not look like a tree? I think so. I was going to add some white paint to it to make it look like it has snow on it, but I haven’t done it yet. I love how it turned out.
So these images are from my front foyer. It is one of my favorite places to decorate. As said before, I removed all Christmasy decorations and kept what I think would fit in the Winter Wonderland theme. On the table, I added some really cute bottle brush trees that seems to fit into the theme. As well as some small pine cones that I had on hand that my mother-in-law collected for me. (If you don’t already know, you should put the pine cones, that one can collect from nature, in the oven at a low temperature for a certain amount of time. This allows for the heat to kill off any bugs that maybe in the pine cones and allows the heat to melt off any sap that could be in the pine cones as well. Please check online to see the exact temperature and length of time to do this. Being in the oven, also opens up the cones to make them look bigger.) Of course if you don’t want to go through this process or don’t have any near you, then you can simply buy the pine cones at your local store with a craft area. It’s really a lot quicker that way.
The other items in the foyer I just stayed with the red and white colors and kept some of my snowmen. Snowmen are quite wintery. I really do love how this area turned out.
These two decor items are in my dining room. I know I don’t have much in the room. I am hoping to add more for next Christmas. I really just added pine cones to the center piece. I am on the look out for winter deer for a discounted price. Once I find them, I will add them to my collection.
These are just a couple of items that I have in the living room near the fireplace.
And finally my beautiful front door wreath. I love how they turned out. I just wanted to do a little comparison of what I did for Christmas time and for winter time. I know it is somewhat similar, but I really do love the simplicity of it. I replaced the magnolia leaves for fresher ones and simply got rid of the red and replaced it with pine cones that I painted with a bit of white. I then added some white flower picks that I had on hand. There you go. That was it. I do plan to add a red heart to this for Valentine’s Day.
Well I hope you enjoyed this post. I love to decorate my home and to be creative. Check in soon to see other fun diys and creative decorating.