This will be our third Christmas in our house here in Marietta and the third Christmas that I’ve used woodland creatures to decorate. My love affair with these little friends started when we moved a stones throw from a national park. The park is home to lots forest animals, maybe thats why we see so many of them close to our house.
When I pull out decorations for Christmas, I like for them to have some meaning and memories attached to them, but it’s also nice to change things up just a little bit. This year I made an easy change by painting the antlers on this deer a metallic gold (using Decoart Elegant Finish Metallic Gold) which I think makes him ever so handsome don’t you? 🙂
While I was at it, I painted some wooden acorns, because when you’ve got gold metallic on your paint brush, it’s hard to stop.
When I was all out of things to paint, I added this paper birch and moss ‘ribbon’ to my flameless candles to give them a woodsy feel.
The moss and that metallic gold – what a delicious combination of opposites…
For the wreath, I used some more painted acorns and painted a few birch slices- (I really couldn’t stop with the gold paint). Adding a few feathers, a little moss and a darling owl made it perfect for fall but also will carry me right into Christmas!
I put this table together a couple of weeks ago to transition me out of autumn…
And then last week I changed it up just a bit, adding the star and the battery operated LED lights…because you know I’m Christmas nesting right now…(the lights are on a timer and I’m using them everywhere!)
I love that I can use last year’s decorations and change them just a little with some gold paint…
Do you change up your decorations a little bit every year-if so, what kind of changes do you make?