This time of year, when I’m not enjoying a good Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel, I’m usually in the kitchen whipping up one of my holiday staples, like coconut bon bons, chocolate chip cookies, or delicious caramel corn. Since I spend so much time in here, it seemed appropriate to not only do the usual decorating in the living room, but the kitchen as well. Today, I’m sharing how I added some seasonal accents to our kitchen for Christmas and guess what, the only items I bought new were ribbon and twinkle lights.
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Recognize these little trees? These are the same trees that I bought a couple years ago to sit on our nightstands in our old bedroom. They worked perfectly on our nightstands, but I have to say, I may love them in our kitchen even more.
Unfortunately, when we moved, the gold vases that I had them in didn’t make it. Initially, I wasn’t sure what to put them in as their base is just a cylinder of cement and needs to be covered, but then I remembered I had these matching blue and white pots that were the perfect size or so I thought.
One tree slid perfectly into the pot without any issue, the other not so much. The cement cylinder of one tree must have been slightly larger than the other because it would not go in. I’m not going to lie, I had a slight moment of panic and disappointment because I wanted to use these pots so much. So, in a desperate attempt to make it fit, I started chipping away at the cement with a screw driver. After taking off a few chunks here and there, I tried it again and it worked! Isn’t it great when something works out just as you want?
To make sure the cement cylinder didn’t wiggle around in the pot, I stuffed some floral foam around it and hid it using red tissue paper. Instead of buying new, small ornaments, I just used what I already had and I think they look great.
I topped them both off with pre-made 98 cent bows I found at Wal-Mart in the ribbon section.
Hot Chocolate Station
I’m not really much of a coffee drinker, but I love some hot chocolate, especially this time of year. One of my favorite memories from my childhood is coming home from a day full of sledding at the park to a bowl full of chili and a mug of piping hot cocoa. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
I didn’t have much space for my hot chocolate station, so I only included the most popular hot cocoa fixins’; marshmallows and candy canes. The only thing missing is a can of whipped cream, but not to worry, I’ve got that chilling in the fridge.
I wanted the holiday decor in our kitchen to be a continuation of the decor I used in our living room. I used the same color palette, same ornaments, and same satin ribbon with the addition of a darling pink gingham to top it off.
Where there were any “blank spaces”, I simply placed a couple ornaments. Now that’s what I call easy decorating!
Design Tip: Using the same or a similar color palette throughout your home will make things more cohesive and flow more successfully.
Did you enjoy taking a look at our kitchen decorated for Christmas?