Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Decking my bathroom, fa la la la laaa...

I know last week I said I would post about my bathroom's holiday decor later, and I'd like to point out that today is technically later.

The upstairs bathroom is the only room I've decorated, and I've used it to get a little of this Christmas bug out of my system. I really don't want to skip over Thanksgiving; the more time I spend thinking about it, the more important I feel Thanksgiving is. I just love love love Christmas and so a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. I decked a few halls, and now I can relax.

If you're not a fan of Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, when you come to my house you'd better hold it, if you get my drift.

Earlier I showed you the sneak peak of my branches, so you saw that I hung snowflakes. 

I used thread that was similar in color to the bathroom walls and these foam sticker snowflakes from Michael's:

And yes, I used my 50% coupon for a pack of $1.50 stickers.

I also added snow! I used a 100% cotton round, gently pulling it apart, and then reforming it into little bits of snow. I placed it in a few spots snow might naturally collect if this branch were still attached to my sad little apple tree outside. Paint on a little mod podge, sprinkle on some glitter, and voilĂ !

I also put a fun silver tinsel tree on the bathroom counter.

 I took advantage of the fact that it's in the bathroom, and decorated it in colors I don't normally use in my Christmas decor.

For a garland I used a length of maribou trim I found at JoAnn in their Halloween clearance section, one aisle over from an identical length of maribou with a Christmas-themed label that cost 3-times as much. Scoooore.

(Full disclosure: I was going to use the maribou to edge a pastel velvet tree skirt, but my sister had the idea of using it as garland -- if I don't give her credit for this she might never speak to me again. Johannah, you're a genius.)

I also bent the top branch of the tree over using pliers to create a loop that was just perfect for clipping a sparkly little green bird to:

The bird was also from Michael's. The idea to bend the top of the tree back to create a spot for it? Both my sister and I claim we came up with that brilliant little gem, but this is my blog so I'm going to go ahead and say it was alllllll me, baby!

Then, since I didn't have any maribou trim left for a tree skirt and I hadn't had any luck finding pastel velvet either, I decided to make a 'snowy' tree skirt using batting, white glue, and glitter.

I guess using batting was my sister's idea. (grumble)

Fabulous ideas must run in the family.

I looooove my little bathroom and its Christmas cheer, and hopefully this will tide me over for at least a little bit. Like a week. Maybe.

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  1. Nicely dressed up bathroom, all ready for the holidays! I think I'll start with downstairs family room and won't make it to the bathrooms, but my kids would LOVE this!! (I may have to surprise them!)

  2. I love that you are already decorating for Christmas! It is my favorite holiday and I get so excited when Christmas music is on or when I smell the scent of warm kitchen spice (a bath and body works wall flower that is my favorite during this time of year!) or when I see Christmas lights twinkling on neighbors houses. It just makes me happy. Love this post.

  3. OOOh, love it! Living in Canada, decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving may be a bit early! (ours is at the beginning of October) But, with the end of November in sight, you go girl! Decorate as much as you want!(especially if the rest is as fabulous as this!)

  4. Cute bathroom! I love the white tree and that snow covered branch seems like an easy enough project. I might have to treck it out into the woods today and find a branch!

  5. I love this! I wish my bathroom was big enough to decorate for Christmas! I love the silver tree!


  6. Pretty! I love that you decorate your bathroom! I'm actually planning a few accessories for our guest bathroom too. : )

  7. My accessories would also have to include a perimeter barrier to keep Bart from re-decorating the little tree 2853 times a day. I would put a pompom garland on it.

  8. Cute ideas! Nice to have a sister that shares great decorating ideas! Just so you know-I have used my 50% off coupon on small items too(half the time I can't find anything that I want that isn't on sale to use my coupon on).


  9. This is so great! I love decorating any where for the holidays :)

    Popping by from Be Different Act Normal :)


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