Decking the Cabin

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I’ve finally finished decking the cabin in rustic style for the holidays.

I know as a DIY blogger I should have had it done the day after Thanksgiving…

but at least it’s finished this year before Christmas!

I do keep it simple and rustic since it will only be Mike, the dogs and I.

But I do have the most adorable snowman ever!!!

And you can make one too in about 5 minutes!

I’m also pinning away Rustic Christmas ideas on Pinterest!  If you’re not following on Pinterest you can follow me here and join the fun.  Note:  As you might guess from my late Christmas decorating, I’m not the most organized person. :/  I’m starting to pin organization help for next year.  If you need help in this area…follow me!

 

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The spindle angels were added to the mantel along with the chunky votive battery candles.  In the evening, I wanted the candle lights at different levels.  One candle is inside a mercury cup while the other mercury cup is turned upside down to hold the candle higher.

 

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The scrap wood trees are displayed among bottle brush trees and a mercury glass tree.  Click to see how I made the scrap wood trees.  They were different but fun to make!

 

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My rustic box is decked out for Christmas and sitting on the mantel seat.  I also added some chunky tea light candles.  The photo in the bottom is mom and I at my first Christmas.  Vintage bulbs, a white bottle brush tree and a spring turned Christmas tree holds a candle.

For steps on making a rustic box click here. 

I also used the rustic box for my 40 things about me post.

I would love to know 40 things about each follower!!!

I might have the opportunity next year…see the P.S. below!

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Three vintage insulators sit on a piece of wood with a small battery light string gathered inside.  I used pine branches to hide the wires.

 

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I received this manger set years ago from a store owner.  I sold home decor items to the store, made custom mantels and wood valances, and painted or repaired many fun items.  The wood shed was simply leftover molding pieces.  I love the simplicity of this set.

 

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I also love the simplicity of bottle brush trees, even those that are bent from year long storage in a box!

Drippy paint and rustic stars!

Now for that adorable snowman!!!

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This is totally my favorite Christmas thing I’ve made this year.  He is simply an mason jar filled halfway with Epson salt.  Plus a clear plastic ornament again filled halfway with more Epson salt.  I happened to have a small plastic hat from a melted snowman but you could top him with the ring from the jar.  Paint the ring black and add a card stock brim.  Or a Christmasy sock turned stocking cap would be sweet!  I hot glued four buttons.  Two for eyes and two as buttons.  Then keeping it rustic I tied on a burlap scarf.

I love little “Henry the snowman!”

 

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Okay I’m ready…bring on Christmas!

When did you get your Christmas decorating done?

I would love tips on getting it done earlier!  Got any?  Let me know in comments below.

P.S.  Did you know I’m starting a live video “create and chat” series in January?  It’s free for all subscribers to CDS!

Each month we will make a project or learn a technique online.  You can share by video and chat by text or mic.  The e-class last one hour each.

To subscribe and register simply click here.

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3 Comments

  1. chris aka monkey says:

    yea what laura said ha ha am i signed up? i have enjoyed your posts so much this year and look forward to next year merry Christmas xx

  2. P.S. If I am already signed up for your emails am I automatically registered for the class? Would love to join in !

  3. Jeanette I love your rustic Christmas decor and that snowman is adorable! I hope you and your husband have a wonderful and restful Christmas!

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