If I had to pick my favorite thing about this time of year, I would say it’s the joy of creating holiday home decor. I love being creative and playing with different colors and textures. It almost feels like I’m giving my home a mini makeover! This year I’ll be decorating our Christmas tree with just silver and gold and white lights, so I wanted to create some type of festive accent to go with it. I remembered seeing this cute little plastic tray at Michael’s a while ago that had caught my eye but I never purchased. I figured it would be a great base for starting my project. I envisioned all sorts of pretty little gold and silver trinkets with some pretty filler to infuse any leftover space and just letting my imagination take over from there.
Today I will be showing you what I created and where you can purchase some really attractive finds to make your own simple holiday home decor! Here’s my finished project!
This arrangement was so much fun to make and turned out just perfect for my color theme. If you want to make something similar, just use these items in the colors you would need to match your own home. Just about everything I used was available in other colors. Here’s how I did it!
I started with this rose gold tray that I found at Michael’s, as I mentioned above. I wanted more of a yellow gold, but all they had when I went back was this color, silver, and I think they had red and green too. Stores may vary on color selection though.
Next I cut a piece of this white cotton fabric with gold specs and lined the bottom of the tray. I purchased this from Michael’s as well.
I found some white and silver filler paper at my local Christmas Tree Shop. I used it for my next layer to add more sparkle.
While I was at the Christmas Tree Shop I stumbled upon these cute little gift card boxes. I knew they would be great for keeping up the holiday sparkle in my theme so I picked up 2. I placed them in the corners of the tray.
These gold ornaments also came from the Christmas Tree Shop. There were 12 in a long tube for like 3 bucks so I picked them up. I chose the one with the glittery design on it to place in the center of the tray. I’m going to use the rest of the ornaments to fill 3 large glass candle votives that I have next to my china hutch!
How adorable are these little jingle bell gift tags? They were 3/$5 at the Christmas Tree Shop. I just cut the tags off and arranged them around the gold ornament.
This is what my arrangement looked like at this point. You can stop here if you like, but I wanted to place something under it and add some glittery candles on the sides to really dress up my coffee table.
I cut a piece of this silk fleece (Michael’s) and cut a strip of this gold basic mesh (also from Michael’s) and layered the gold on top of the white fleece to add a warm fuzzy feeling to the decor and help achieve a glowy, sparkly look.
They had gold and silver candles at Michael’s but they were sold out of the gold ones I wanted to get, probably because they were 60% off. I purchased the silver ones there, and ended up finding the gold candles you see above at Home Goods. It was $9.99 for the pair. I think they were such an amazing accent to finish my decoration!
I hope you love my holiday home decor as much as I do. It’s so simple to make and looks incredibly festive on any coffee table or mantel. I think the most important tip I can give you when creating projects like this is to play with as many different textures as you can. It creates depth and is very pleasing to the eye. Also, don’t think just because you’re making a decoration, you can only use pieces that are decoration only. Think outside the box like I did with the jingle bell gift tags. You’d be surprised what you can come up with when you really use your imagination, not to mention you can save large amounts of money!
How many of you really enjoy decorating and creating your own home decor? What are some unique ideas that you’ve used in the past that you can share with other readers? Leave a comment below so we can share ideas and inspiration. Happy decorating!