Monday, December 19, 2011

My Candyland or Kandeeland Holiday House Tour

come on in....let me show you around my "candyland" themed Christmas decorations....
and yes, there is a video tour below too! Yay! I'm handing you a mug of "virtual hot chocolate"...now come with me....
  *giant candy is fun anywhere!
 *MY FAVORITE BUDGET-DECORATIONG IDEA: wrap empty cardboard boxes in pretty paper and ribbon and stack on top of each other for a beautiful decoration of an entry table, centerpiece or anywhere that need some dazzle!
 *my favorite room in the house- hot pink couch and a candy tree!

 *this poor thrift store table and chairs have been painted so many times, first black, now glossy white with the top a hint of minty blue. The chairs were first brown, then I spray painted them gold, now this happy buttery yellow!
 *these organic candy canes are the perfect "vintage" shade of red - (candy dish from Michael's Crafts)


 *giant candy ornaments from Michael's crafts (on sale for 70%! candy jackpot!)...garland, from Target last year- the ones this year weren't white.
*DECORATING TIP: I bought a bunch of cheap glittery ribbon from Michael's on slae for like $1.50...then you just wrap ornaments, trees, wreaths, presents with it and it looks beautiful!
 *BUDGET-FRIENDLY TIP: I got these glitter-foam shaped christmas trees for $1 for 5...just loop some tape around and they make the cutest window decorations!

 *BUDGET FRIENDLY DECORATING TIP: I got packs of "fake" candy canes for $1 from the dollar store. I also got the packs of 3 glittery snow flakes for my mantle at the Dollar Store!

 I made this wreath with ribbon, and candy cane ornaments and lollipop ornaments from Target. I put tons of Christmas light, cake stands, candy jars and all kinds of fun and sparkly things on my mantle. I wanted it to look sparkly, twinkly, and like a candy wonderland! I used some old ornaments I just wired to the wreath with ornament hooks.
 Stockings and the "happy holidays" sign (which I love because it looks vintage) are old and I can't remember where I got them...maybe target or michaels.
Here's the tree I scored at Target, after Christmas last year for 10 bucks!!! Well, it was supposed to be a lighted tree and the top half didn't work, but who cares, I just strung some more on!

The best part...the kids said: "thank you mommy for decorating our house so pretty"...that made it worth everything!

Now grab your mug, I'm handing you a "virtual" candy cane....let's cozy up because we're going to go on a video house tour now....and we're going to pop on outside...too, plus I'll show you my favorite Christmas decorating goodies and ways to hang things up!
Come on let's go....
huge hugs and another mug of hot chocolate...
the light is always on for you to come and visit me....
Merry Christmas & Fun Decorations! your Kandee Cane!


The only thing missing is one of my favorite things that I've loved since I was little...my mom's old Nativity Scene- that's buried in her storage. It's not very "baby-proof-friendly"..so last night a bought a little Fisher Price Nativity Scene...because the birth of our Savior is the most beautiful gift we've ever been given. And that is at the heart of or family's Christmas...the decorations just make it feel fun. I actually saw a "happy birthday tree" at our church...it was white and had pastel colored balloons, streamers, and birthday hats all over it- it was beautiful!


5 comments:

ThatsSOfresh said...

I envy u so much with all the pink! Having two boys myself but no girls the only girly stuff I have is makeup ad polish:/

Crazymamaof6 said...

Love it all! I do pink christmas too!

MissJess said...

Absolutely L-O-V-E . . Love it!!! It's awesome!!

AHBrowne @ ahbrowne.com said...

You did such a good job! I love it. And I'm totally jealous. With tons of puppies running around and a disabled mom to take care of, I was too exhausted this year to do much. Just did my tree (for extra bling I took a really shiny paper cut into strips to look like ribbon) and a few table decorations. I love that wrapping empty boxes idea. We've done it for "present" under trees without presents. I love those fake candy canes. Cute!

cristina said...

I'm in Love with your Candy pillows! Where can I get them?

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