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Whimsical Christmas

In years past I have always had a very natural and woodsy theme when it came to decorating for Christmas. Think birch wood, antlers, pinecones... However, the last couple years I began gravitating towards more fun colors and last year I replaced our more realistic tree with a flocked tree. This year I'm not using any of my plain green garlands and instead I'm putting up more flocked greenery! The snowy look has a magical feel and I think its really going to help make the bright colored accents I have collected pop. The overall vibe I'm going for is a whimsical wonderland. For me this means I'm mixing in shades of pink, lighter greens, and frosty blues with the traditional pops of red. Whether you're interested in the whimsical look or just want to add a few fun pieces to your holiday décor I have listed some items and resources for you below.

Flocked Goodness

Lots of color can sometimes be a bit overwhelming so a neutral or white base works best when your going with brighter colors. I got our flocked tree, garlands and wreath from Walmart but you can find them anywhere. I really like this flocked garland from Target.

Bottle Brush Trees

These fun little trees come in SO many different colors and sizes. You can make a forest of them, nestle them into some garland, or keep it simple and place a few here and there. These come from Factory Direct Craft, but I have found mine from Target, Walmart, Michaels, and Nordstrom. They're everywhere!

Felt Garlands

A felt garland is fun and unexpected. This one from Crate and Barrel has the perfect amount of cheerful color.

Holiday Signs

Handmade signs are everywhere and I love them! What about a bright vintage inspired one? This one from The Handmade Home is really calling my name. I think I might try to make one myself...


I love when a stocking can add a bit of cozy to the fireplace and these from Anthropologie are really fun!


If in doubt, go retro! I think retro and whimsical go hand in hand. These wreaths from World Market are super cute!

So let me know, are you feeling any of these brighter colors? What inspires you when decorating for the holiday?

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