I used to decorate for Christmas. Everything was strictly holiday and I found that as soon as New Years Day rolled around and I had to take it all down, it left me feeling blue. The house seemed strangely empty and I felt the urge to redecorate immediately.
In our family, on both sides, all of our birthdays fall between September and January. Then you throw in our Anniversary in October, and Christmas and by the time the new year rolls around you find yourself looking for quarters stuck between the couch cushions. Needless to say it’s not the best time to go on a shopping spree to redecorate your now depressingly “unfestive” abode.
I decided to try something new this year by mixing in my Fall decor with some generic Winter decor. As Fall passed I found that some of my fall decor still worked with the winter decor without looking too out of place.
And now even though the holiday season is over, I still have a lot of my winter things up. We live in Colorado and we get a fair amount of snow, so I figure anything snow related is still relevant after New Years.
You can find out how I made some of these projects under my DIY links.
And who says you need to retire your white twinkle lights too? I have lit branches around my house year round. I think they are a fun addition. I’ve found them at garage sales before, but you can also purchase them at Big Lots for a good price. And I found a use for the short white light strand we had in storage by mixing it with some decorative twig balls from Ross (6.99 for 10), some neighborhood pine cones and a few thrift store finds like that cute lantern to the right.
For the next month or two I’ll be enjoying the winter wonderland that our home has turned into. Then I’ll be ready to freshen things up with Spring.