Friday, December 30, 2011

I'm Dreaming of a Kitsch Christmas...

First off, today is my little sister's 21st birthday! Happy Birthday, Em!

Second, even though Albert and I were not at home for Christmas this year, I had the best time making Christmas decorations! I love the whole retro Christmas vibe that I found lurking around Pinterest, so I bought a few materials, visited a few thrift stores, and turned our living room into a winter wonderland!

A styrofoam wreath, a $2 garland, and some DIY ornaments made this wreath-
Wrap the garland around the wreath, secure with hot glue!

Retro Santas adorn the mantle

A paper mache box is transformed into a Christmas decoration


The painted logs, which are in the room all the time, went well with the decor!

Vintage ornaments inside of a glass jar

A paper mache box, decorated to match everything, can also be used as a gift box

Spray paint and glitter made transformed this Coke bottle into a fabulous decor item!

Plastic snowflakes stuck to the mirror with tack

A painting of a cardinal adorns the other side of the living room

This basket of "retro" ornaments, etc cost only $5 at a thrift store in Athens, GA. Score!

These ugly ornaments, which came in the thrift basket, were transformed...

Into these! Amazing what a little paint and glitter can do...

A pickle jar is turned upside down and transformed into a waterless snowglobe!

Tiny trees were bleached, dyed, and decorated to match the decor!

A spray painted wine bottle creates a nice, tall silhouette over the rest of the decor

Tiny deer with tiny trees

Another paper mache box is transformed to match the decor

The dip dyed mini Christmas trees were done with this tutorial via Crafty Minx.
My Kitschy Christmas Pinboard can be found here!

Happy Holidays, everyone!


  1. Wow, this is amazingly beautiful! How did you manage to do the pickle-jar snow globe? I love it!

  2. I have a collection of Christmas kitsch, tons of old ball ornaments! I don't have enough room to display them all. I love your collection!

    I came across your blog tonight when searching for "DBAE vs. VCAE". I am your newest follower! :)