Come on over and see my Christmas Cottage home tour where I show you my Christmas crafts, DIYs, and Christmas home decor!

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Christmas Cottage Home Tour

Hello! Christmas in July is still in full swing and I want to share my Christmas Cottage Home Tour with you today! In case you missed it, I’ve shared DIY Mini Christmas trees and also DIY Christmas Ornaments earlier this week!

I hope this post inspires you as you start to plan for your own Christmas decor this year! It is early to start thinking about Christmas, but I know a lot of you ladies love crafting so I wanted to make sure I shared a little inspiration with you with ahead of time.

Turn on a little Christmas music and let’s get going!

Christmas Cottage Home Tour
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Christmas Cottage Home Tour

So for Christmas last year I decided to incorporate some blue into the mix! Do you love how it looked?! I sure do and I think I will probably end up using it again this year! I usually stick to pretty neutral Christmas decor because I don’t want to spend a lot of money each year to completely change everything. But I was able to add in a few touches of blue throughout with mainly ribbon!

Ribbon can be expensive, so keep an eye out for weekly sales at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s Fabric. They will start having sales on Christmas ribbon soon after they stock their shelves. I also ALWAYS keep ribbon. I’ll reuse it year-to year and sometimes pull it into other seasons.

Christmas Porch Decorations

We have a pretty small front porch, but I sill enjoy decorating and adding a little holiday cheer to the space. For Christmas I put this little antique folding chair on the porch and then displayed a few frosted Christmas trees. Isn’t it cute?! I picked up that little chair off of Facebook Marketplace, which is a GREAT place to find Christmas decor on a budget.

For the door, I hung a simple cedar wreath and added a big blue velvet bow to tie in my blue! I also made the wooden Christmas sign that is hanging on the brick. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out my stencil and then painted on the phrase.

I’ve been asked several times how I hang my signs on the brick. We drilled a pilot hole into the mortor with a masonry dill bit, and then used a screw specifically for brick. I use triangle hooks on the back of these signs and then just hang the hook on the screw. I’ve not had any problems with my signs falling, but we do live in town and it doesn’t get very windy here!

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Christmas Tree Decorations

My decision to add in some blue led to me making several DIY Christmas ornaments. I think they all turned out so beautiful!

I have always LOVED decorating Christmas trees and my tree and mantle typically make up most of my seasonal decor. In years past I have always made a huge topper for the tree with lots and lots of glitter sprigs, but my twins were crawling all around this past year and my hubby thought we better scale back on the glitter. HAHA

So I added a rusty metal star tree topper from Anthropology and then added “just a few” glitter sprigs around it.

My tree decor is mainly made up of homemade ornaments, ribbon, and sprigs! I really loved how the Christmas tree turned out and I think it might be my favorite one to date!

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Christmas Mantle Decorations

I’ve ended up doing an asymmetrical garland on my mantle the last two years. I love layering lots of decor pieces on the mantle and I like to balance the garland with my decorative accents! This mantle was pieced together by yours truly. I took 2 pieces of garland from the Hearth and Hand Christmas line (2019) and wired them together to make them thicker.

Once I had it secured to the mantle with command hooks, I tucked in some juniper berry sprigs and some glittered eucalyptus. I love the different shades of green and pops of blue this added, and it helped fill out the garland.

For my bells, I simply strung those up on some ribbon and then tucked a command hook behind the garland to hang them on. And then I tied a bow with the french blue velvet ribbon and attached it to the bells!

The large mercury ball garland was made from some of the DIY ornaments I made.

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Christmas Mantle Garland, Christmas Bells from Live Oak Nest, French Cottage Farmhouse

Stocking Tags

My stocking tags were a DIY using wooden tags. I painted them and then used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out vinyl for the names. Then I made some pine needle stems using paper clay and IOD Iron Orchid Design moulds. I painted them with varying shades of green and then tied them onto the tags with ribbon. I love the little pop of green with the white tags and light stockings!

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DIY Stocking Tags from Live Oak Nest, French Cottage Farmhouse

Christmas Vignettes

I love adding little vignettes throughout my home and changing them up for the seasons. I think it really makes our home feel cozy! Here are a few Christmas vignettes I had last year. I pretty much just layer Christmas trees everywhere…. you can’t have too many Christmas trees right?! 😉

Christmas Buffet Decorations from Live Oak Nest, French Cottage Farmhouse
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Christmas Tablescape

Y’all know I love setting a pretty table! I set a few tablescapes throughout the Christmas season. I loved the blue hydrangeas with the cedar stems in this centerpiece. Isn’t it so pretty?! And it looks so so pretty with my blue striped ruffle linen tea towel.

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I also loved this tablescape with the vintage door knob bottle brush trees sitting at each place setting. I think these little trees are so cute!

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Christmas Cottage Home Tour from Live Oak Nest, French Cottage Farmhouse

Do you decorate with traditional red and green or do something different?

I’d love for you to say hello down below and let me know what you think! And it we’re not friends over on Facebook or Instagram, what are you waiting for! ☺️

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Blessings,
Kayla C.

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4 Comments

  1. You are very talented. I really enjoyed going through your beautiful rooms. Merry Christmas in July.

    1. Hi Betty! Thank you so much for the sweet compliment! Merry Christmas in July to you too! 😉

  2. Everything is so beautiful, you did a wonderful job. I love the big painting of the blue church over your fireplace. Did you paint that?

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