A Thoughtful Place: Easy Christmas Décor: Using Children’s Artwork

12.03.2012

Easy Christmas Décor: Using Children’s Artwork

Happy Monday! I had grand plans to show you a little home tour of our Christmas décor today but alas life got in the way. Our very loyal and hard working washer and dryer finally said goodbye. Well, they are technically still here and waiting to be picked up on Tuesday. Honestly, it’s the very last thing I wanted to replace. I even busted out the leopard duct tape in hopes of taping anything I could back together. No such luck. So much of our weekend was spent researching and purchasing a new set. Boo. But we also tucked in a ton of snuggle time and cozy Christmas tree gazing due to the rainy weather we are having. No complaints here!

One of my favorite Christmas décor tricks is to use those cute paintings and drawings the kiddos do in school. Two years ago, my daughter painted a darling tree on a white gift bag using the sophisticated fork method! I love this bag and chose to cut the tree out and simply stick it on the wall so it is front and center. This frame normally stands empty on our gallery wall, but for Christmas we fill it up!

 

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Oh, and avert your eyes from the naked garland. Work in progress. If you follow me on instagram {@athoughtfulplace} you will have seen a sneak peek of my colors this year! We are rocking around the Christmas tree with some fun pops of color this year! And the stripes just make me giddy {they are from Home Depot!}

 

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While the laundry is piling sky high I am busy finishing up some Christmas crafts and décor. If you have a moment, pop in tomorrow so I can show you what I have been up to. Enjoy your Monday!

 

12 comments :

  1. So fun!! Can't wait to see the rest of your Christmas decor!! xo

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  2. I love using my kid's artwork as part of our Christmas decorating! It's so fun for them to have their work displayed. Looking forward to seeing more of your decor!

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  3. haha I thought that garland looked a little bare for your liking!

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  4. Such a cute little tree :) I bet your daughter is so proud to see it displayed. Can't wait to see your Christmas decor!

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  5. Oh no! So sorry to hear that about your washer/dryer! Glad you are getting a new set. Love the artwork! Looks great!

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  6. May I have a teensy tiny bit of your talent!?!

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  7. Everything looks so great!!! boo on the washer/dryer...but maybe the news ones will actually do it for you!? The laundry that is. harhar

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  8. I adore the children's art! I'm excited to see what you do with the garland- my stairs are bare this year!

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  9. Sorry about your washer/dryer. We just went through that a few months ago. I'm liking the peek of your colors...fun and bright! Children's artwork is the best. Your daughter's tree looks great front and center on the wall. I bet that makes her proud, too.

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  10. The children's artwork is such a cute idea!

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  11. So excited to see your Christmas decor. And using children's artwork is such a great idea. My mother- and father-in-law have a gallery wall in their living room filled with artwork that their kids (now fully grown) made as kiddos. :-) Love it!

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  12. Even though my kids are grown and no longer living at home, I love your gallery wall and having a space specifically for showcasing their art work. I'm going to pin this because you inspired me to redo a wall in my entryway!

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