i hope you guys all had an amazing holiday! :) celebrating my birthday (which was on the 24th) and christmas in california was definitely different than christmas in illinois, but honestly the mister and i had a really great time.
before i tell you everything we did ~ i promised the rest of my decor pics!
for our stockings i made gold/silver glittered initials. for the project, i bought these wooden letters from michael's.
*note: the mister's initial is not really d, it's actually c, but since the store was out of c's i went with the first letter of our last name. :) next year i promised i would make him a new one!*
basically i just sprayed the letters with glue, and then covered them with a mix of gold and silver glitters using a ziplock bag.
the final step was adding the hooks so we could hang them on the stockings. this wasn't the original plan, but i forgot the other materials i needed! :) the mister was very handy and screwed them in for me. if i had thought about it, i would have put the screws in first because we got glitter everywhere.
i also made a pine cone forrest to put on top of our buffet. i was going to spruce it up by adding glittered stars, and also glitter the on the "trees", but after finishing the stockings ~ the mister actually confessed "i hate glitter almost as much as you hate cotton!" as soon as he said that, i laughed... but realized i couldn't keep torturing him by doing more glitter projects! sadly that meant my little forrest didn't have a snowfall this year.
i love the candle holders i used as tree stands. the colors fit in perfectly, and i will absolutely be using them again in future settings.
the last thing i wanted to show you is our holiday cards on display, but i realized i haven't quite finished that project because i want to add my birthday cards to the mix as well. :) i'll save that and all my birthday/holiday happenings for another day.
sooo what have you guys been up too??
all images by jenna ♥ a little blue