Dare to DIY: Deck the Halls

This is the last installment of the Dare to DIY challenge (sponsored by Two Twenty One, Newly Woodwards, Decor and the Dog, and Maybe Matilda), and I am sad to see it go! I really enjoyed each week’s challenge, and seeing all the great ideas that other bloggers came up with. Definitely found some great inspiration and some new blogs to follow! Whoo!

So, without further ado, here is how I’ve decked my halls for this holiday season:


I wanted to go for a “Winter Wonderland” theme, full of metallics and whites. It all started with the silver Ornament wreath I diy’ed a few weeks back, and from there, I started envisioning a mantel awash in mercury glass, silvers and golds. I would love to do our entire family room in silvers, golds, and whites (tree included), but… one thing at a time.



Some items I already had on hand, some are new additions, like the mercury glass pillars, metal reindeer, angel, and silver sequin tree (from Kohl’s and JoAnn Fabrics, respectively).


I used the branches on the far end in my Fall Mantel, but wanted to glam them up a bit for the holidays. I added glass vase fillers, a spray of white flowers, and swirly silver twig things that you always see in the floral section of craft stores. I have no idea what the official name is. Then I hung a few ornaments and mini-snowflakes from the branches to give them some festive flair.

The only items that don’t really fit the theme are our stockings and stocking holders, but they are too sentimental for me to switch them out, even for just one season. My stocking is the one on the right – my mom hand-stitched it for me when I was a baby, and my aunt made the Santa stocking holder. My mom also made Tom’s stocking. He’s always used whatever generic stocking we had stashed in with the Christmas decorations. But not this year! He’s finally got a personalized stocking šŸ™‚

Check out more decked-out halls here!

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11 thoughts on “Dare to DIY: Deck the Halls

  1. Rachel

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the silver and glitz. The little angel is so so pretty, and I love the ornament wreath. I need to gather up some branches to use in my decor . . . they seem so handy! I love the whole look of this. Great work!

  2. withluckblog

    This came out so great! I’m just a tad bit jealous of your ornament wreath. Yours came out so pretty and full! I really wanted to make one this year but I just never had the time. Where did December go?!

  3. Danielle

    Loving all your glitter and sparkle. That ornament wreath is so very fun and festive. Thanks for sharing your mantel at our Home for the Holidays link party!

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