Christmas Tour, Part Two

Last week I shared with you our living room and today I’ve got just a little more to share.  I don’t do much Christmas decor anywhere else, but my big kids like to decorate their rooms a little.  They each have their own small trees and ornaments and we also do a little tree with colorful lights in the playroom.
Christmas Playroom // The House of Figs

After she decorated her little tree, my daughter kept saying, “I want it to be MORE Christmassy!!!” Ha!  I dug around my boxes and came up with what I had.  This seemed to make her happy.

Christmas Girl's Room // The House of Figs

Christmas Tour // The House of Figs

Here’s my oldest son’s room- a tree and some garland with twinkle lights.

Christmas Boy's Room // The House of Figs

One of my favorite decorations we have are paper snowflakes.  The first year I started making them, I stayed up super late on Christmas Eve trying to make an Elf-inspired Christmas morning for my kids.


Ummm, yeah I’m no Buddy the Elf.  I made about eight snowflakes and then went to bed.  But I saved the ones I made, and that winter, my oldest son wanted to learn how to make them too.  Ever since then, he and I have been making more and adding to our collection every year.

Christmas Tour // The House of Figs

Christmas Tour // The House of Figs

I love that these are the cheapest and simplest decorations that I have but they definitely have the biggest impact and were the most fun to make and hang.  Especially on our new black hallway.  There are a million paper snowflake tutorials out there, but we just usually cut willy-nilly and then are surprised when we unfold and see what we made.  There is a little technique in the folding though.  Here’s a great step-by-step tutorial (with pictures!) on how to fold your paper.

Snowflakes // The House of Figs

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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13 Responses to Christmas Tour, Part Two

  1. yuni December 14, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Bethany! Congrats on winning the IG tour! I love how you decorated esp the handmade snowflakes with your son. So sweet!! Everything looks beautiful and achievable. Both a win win in my book!

    • Bethany December 15, 2015 at 6:53 am #

      Thank you so much, Yuni, that is a huge compliment!!! xoxo

  2. Haneen December 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    Adorable, Bethany!

    • Bethany December 15, 2015 at 6:54 am #

      Thank you, Haneen! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista December 15, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    Love it all Bethany! And isn’t it funny how kids can dictate our holiday decor! I used to go crazy decorating my parents house when I was college age and still lived at home and it drove my minimalist mother crazy! Like full on Nutcracker table settings that were just for decoration and not to use! But her willingness to let me be creative has been a huge gift as I explored the art of decorating! I also had a good laugh at your Buddy the Elf reference. Because I was thinking of him as I set up the backdrop for our dessert party! It actually has been a long time inspiration for me! Before I got married I wanted a winter wonderland wedding and it would have been very Elf inspired! Lucky for us all I got married in October and that didn’t work out! Think of all the cutting I would have made my bridal party have to do! Ha! 🙂

    • Bethany December 16, 2015 at 8:03 am #

      Thank you Ashley!! And that is hilarious and SO awesome that your mom let you do that. My mom let me take a lot of control over the Christmas decorating too. I’m going to have to really let go a lot if I’m going to let my daughter do the same, eek! You are so right, though it was great for me to have freedom to explore my creativity. And I am cracking up at the idea of your bridal party staying up all hours trying to make paper chains and snowflakes, ha! It would have been a beautiful wedding though, I’m sure! 😉

  4. cassie @ primitive & proper December 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    such a sweet and happy home- love your daughter’s room and love those snowflakes on the black walls!

    • Bethany December 16, 2015 at 8:03 am #

      Thank you so much, Cassie!

  5. Haylie December 16, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Dang. I know that’s a little girl’s room… But I would totally hang out in there!

    • Bethany December 16, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      haha! Thanks, Haylie!

  6. Jenny December 18, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Oh goodness! I love everything… Your girl’s room is TOO cute! And the snowflakes are perfect on that black wall. So festive and fun and stylish!

    • Bethany December 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

      Thank you so much, Jenny! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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