My top 5 favorite Christmas projects

Hey all hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  If you are anything like me you are skipping the crazy Black Friday crowds and are glued to your couch in a turkey coma with no motivation whatsoever.  Which is the perfect time to cruise Pinterest or read your favorite blog (ahem) for some Christmas ideas.  

I’ll make it easy one stop shopping for you and round up my 5 favorite Christmas projects all in one spot, no waiting in line at 2 am required.

1. Rustic Christmas Sign – I got a lot of questions about how to make this or if I sell them.  Unfortunately the shipping on this thing would be over $100 it is so heavy, but you can make your own really!  Here is an easy tip, use chalk first to sketch up your whole design.  Get it just right before starting in with the paint.  The chalk will wipe off easily with a wet rag if you goof up.

Rustic Christmas Sign

2. Spray painted Christmas wrapping paper – you know I love my spray paint, so of course I had to spray paint my wrapping paper too, this is so easy!  If you have some brown paper and some white spray paint you totally got this!

Homemade spray painted wrapping paper

 3.  Christmas Chalkboard – Now admittedly this one is a bit labor intensive, but you could totally simplify this design too.  Try writing some Christmas words in the form of a tree instead of a wreath.

Christmas Chalkboard - the lily pad cottage

4. Embroidery Hoop Christmas Sign – this is my favorite project from this year so far, totally easy to make no sewing skills required.

Christmas Mantel Decor

5. Branch Christmas Card holder - want to display all those gorgeous holiday cards you receive?  Here is a inexpensive cute way to show them off.

Christmas Card Holder

There you go! Now you have all sorts of motivation to get up and decorate right? No?  Yeah, I think I’ll hide under the covers a bit longer too….

Oh and be sure to check back Monday for another fun recipe blog hop – this time holiday appetizers and deserts!

holiday bites


  1. I remember seeing that first image last year and it is still one of my favorite Christmas projects I’ve seen. Love the round-up! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Sharon

  2. Love these! My chalkboard skills are too remedial for the wreath but it would make a beautiful printable! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love the branch Christmas card holder! Such a great idea!

  4. They are all so beautiful and fun Kelly! I love everything you do!

  5. Stephanie says:

    After going through your blog the past hour, I can surely say the page will be favorited!!

  6. Where did you pick up that cute reindeer? He’s so adorable!!

  7. Love the projects — so festive!

  8. Where did you get the wine table that the deer and picture tree branch are sitting on? I absolutely love it!!


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