Seasonal fun!

I love decorating my house for the holidays and this year is no exception. Each year on the day after Thanksgiving, I head to Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts to treat myself to some new decor as well as some new crafting items.

My friend Victoria, who writes the lifestyle blog vmac & cheese, hosted a gathering after Thanksgiving this year and I was inspired to recreate her beautiful DIY fluff lanterns she had displayed on the mantle at her home.

While the lanterns do take a little time to produce, they’re totally worth it and absolutely stunning. If you would like to recreate them for your home, you can check out Victoria’s instructions here.

I placed them on the piano and covered the cord with green garland and this red ball garland I picked up at Crate and Barrel Outlet. They look like big lit up snowballs — I love it!

Dr. O also needed a stocking so rather than buy a prefabricated one, I picked up a natural stocking from Target (puppy size of course) a red glitter pen from Paper-Source, and glue-gunned a star decal I had in my box of tricks. We’ll be able to fit a few treats from Santa and Mrs. Claus in there for the good boy!