We have a tradition in our family after all of the Thanksgiving festivities come to an end, we go outside and do the Chevy Chase Christmas lighting! No lights on until then, but I work hard to have everything ready for the big lighting event.
Here are a few photos of what I have done so far.
This year I did my tree in Turquoise, blue, gold, champagne, black and bits of red!
This was something I just did today! I love chalkboard art on walls but my walls are pretty textured so I compromised. I designed this vinyl to look like chalkboard art and then drew over the outside of the letters so that it gives the appearance of chalk! I love it!
This was a new one this year too! I made the "JOY" sign. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up the wooden letters for only $3.50 each. I came home and drilled holes through the letters where I wanted the lights to go. (I started with a small bit and worked up to a size that the lights would fit snuggly into. Thi.s was I didn't make them too big to begin with) Most of the lights fit tight enough that I didn't have to glue them but there were a few that I dabbed some hot glue onto.
Next, I glittered the letters by painting on Modge Podge and sprinkling glitter over the entire surface. Once it dried I pushed my lights through the holes and VIOLA!!! I wired them to my garland and added some twisted braches with icicle hanging from them. Woohoo!
Here is my bedroom. I just added a little bit of garland at the Headboard to bring in some Holiday cheer. :)