|Traditional, Minimal, Whimsical|
When it comes to decorations there are three types of people. (Four actually, if you count the grouchy, under-their-breath-muttering Grinches who don't decorate at all.) First, you have your traditionalists. For them Christmas is cherry red and ever green. Period. Second, there are the minimalists. These people like golds, silvers and whites with subtle hints of deep reds (maroon, burgundy or ox blood this year if they're on trend) and maybe some moss greens. The last group is anyone else. Bright colors for Christmas? Holla! Tacky ("vintage"), every color lights?--they're their.
I find myself in the latter two groups. I guess I'm a bit of a rebel against the man. (You know, the man who decided Christmas colors were red and green.) This year though I'm saving my whites and silvers for New Year's and I'm trying to make our home merry, bold and bright for Christmas.
These are some easy diy decorations to get your home all cozied up for the holidays.
(The first one is a link to a kit which is a little too pricey in my opinion. If I make these, I'll probably get some stiff felt from Joann's and trace the shapes from the cookies cutters that we got from IKEA. (These cookie cutters are ridiculously awesome by the way. The package included animals like a porcupine, a squirrel and a moose.))
Are you a traditionalist, a minimalist, or a do it your own wayist?