Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gettin' Merry Up In Hurrrrr'

Now that we've gotten that whole...eat and shop until we hate ourselves thing out of the way, it's time to be getting Merry up in hurrr' (y'all gun make me act a FOOL!)

If you remember, we rocked out our DIY Fall Apothecary and our DIY Fall Wall Collage for the fall season. The issue has sense presented itself that we aren't in fall anymore and we need to merry our merry.

Let's start with everyone's the favorite- changing the apothecary!



First, I emptied all the apothecary guts into a zip lock and into the fall bucket for use next year.



I followed the same process as I did for fall (attack endcap at JoAnns, use wire cutters, place prettily in the thing) and ended up with this fantastic winter apothecary for under $10 (but if you have to buy the apothecary plan for about $18.)


 Where did I put said apothecary? Well, naturally, it is still on the fireplace! Which has been very very merry-tized.

By the way, did all y'all know that 3M makes "decorator clips"? I knew they made the small, medium and large hooks, but these decorator clips have a clear background and clear 3M tape, are super duper small, and work perfectly for things like hanging shiny silver shit on your fireplace. And no, 3M did not email me and say, "Hey Emma, say this is good shit"- it just made me happy and I felt the need to spread the joy.

These little hooks are also great for hanging up the garland my mom and I made after hours of horrendous maths on her cricut.

Also, 4 guesses about who gets the Batman stocking, complete with cape (and it's not me or the dogs.)

Add sassy stuff, and you have an instant winter mantle- but I feel like I might want to put a wreath up on the second mantle.

Then we gallop over to our stair well, take down our seasonal frames, add new winter themed scrapbook paper in for about $2 and BAM. Winter Seasonal Wall.



How fun is that? I love when projects from awhile ago can be repurposed to go with a new theme.

What inexpensive Holiday decorations do you have up? Does your family celebrate Christmas or do you celebrate another winter holiday? If you celebrate other holidays, how do you decorate your home?

12 comments:

  1. I love how quick and easy changing out the paper in your frames is. Clever....

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    1. It'd be really sassy on that huge wall by the basement stairs (just get big frames cause it's a big wall...)

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  2. Love those clear clips too! Gonna get my Christmas decorating on this week! Your jar has inspired me; I might have to get one for me! I have a couple frames that I switch out seasonal subway art in and that's one of my favorite simple holiday/seasonal decorations. BTW, howz the bathroom floor coming along? (Or maybe I shouldn't ask...?)

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    1. Hey Girl! Do it- totally awesome. Send me pictures so I can fan girl over you. As for the bathroom floor, we're ignoring it until we make some kind of decision. We've been checking regularly to make sure there's no water damage and so far we haven't seen any so it's fine to hang out for awhile until we figure it out. It looks gorgeous and as long as we dance around on it on a regular basis it doesn't look like it's pulling up (or at least I can pretend ;D)

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  3. That apothecary jar is awesome.
    Also, the batman stocking. You know there's a very solid reason my house colors are gray and yellow and blue.... and it's not style. It's nerdom.

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    1. Thank you! (PS hope you feel better) And yes, the batman stocking. My husband is a N-E-R-D NERD. And not even like...hipster nerd. Like, we had to have a talk about why his star wars figurines didn't work in the first floor decor (although there is a sith hidden here and there...) God, love him though. We had to go out especially to get that stocking last year because as he put it, "HONEY. It has a CAPE." I couldn't argue with that logic.

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    2. haha I understand-- Matt's whole office is covered in Mystery Science Theater.... the wall not shown in the pictures has two signed posters, the lightswitch is a silhoutte of the characters and is also signed.... those shelves above the slipper chair are almost every season of the show.

      But I can't really argue, because I painted the house batman colors and he didn't blink an eye. :) lol

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    3. Preach it. Ever notice my signed Boondock Saints picture in my family room? Men.

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  4. Your stockings are so cute. I'm so impressed with people who seriously change out decorations with the season...because, not so much. Although I might spray paint some pine cones white, but only because of the inspiration you've provided!

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    1. I'm excited to see that! (there may be a pine cone thing come tomorrow...)

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  5. So cute! I love the silver and blue :)
    You can do SO many things with those cool apothecary jars!

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    1. They are so handy! Thanks for stopping in :)

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