Can you believe it’s the 23rd of December?  Where did the year go?  Here’s a little wrap up of Christmas at my house this year. – Christmas Wrap Up 2016

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

DIY Mirror Bowl

The Christmas Tree

This year’s Christmas tree was green, white and silver with a sprinkling of ballerina.

My Christmas Tree 2016 - DIY Decorator. Tips and tricks to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree.

Christmas Presents All Wrapped

I finally got all my Christmas shopping done.  I just wanted to show you some of the gift wrapping.  You can see that all the presents follow the same theme of green, white and silver but they each have a unique look.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Christmas Gift Wrapping

You can follow my Christmas Gift Wrapping Recipe in my post How to Wrap Christmas Presents.

Christmas presents under the tree

Christmas Wreaths

I had 2 wreaths this year.

Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce 60cm Wreath Review. Realistic looking wreath.

My Balsam Hill Wreath

and my DIY Conifer Wreath

The Christmas Table

I went with an Aussie Christmas table this year filled with gum leaves and a beautiful flower arrangement.

Australian Christmas Table

Christmas Flower Arrangement - Make a flower arrangement that will impress your guests with these expert florist tips.

Christmas Flower Arrangement

12 Day Christmas Decorating Guide

A BIG thank you to everybody who subscribed to my 12 day Christmas decorating guide.  I’m so glad you found it helpful.  It will be back next year.

Christmas Decorating Guide

Merry Christmas To You

Finally, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017.

Thank you for reading the blog, commenting and sharing on social media, and for all your wonderful questions.  I love to answer them and help you.  I have big plans next year.

I will be taking a break with my family over Christmas and January, and will see you in the new year.  My most sincere thanks and best wishes to you.

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

Prepare the guest bedroom for visitors. Tips and ideas for creating a welcoming guest bedroom.

It’s Christmas time and that often means visitors coming to stay.  I have some of my family staying with me this Christmas.  Here are some of my tips to preparing the guest bedroom to create a welcoming space for your visitors. Fresh Bed Linen I always make the bed up with freshly washed sheets.  They […]

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Christmas is a time of the year when we do a lot of entertaining.  Make your gatherings elegant and effortless by creating a Christmas bar cart.  Setting up a bar cart allows your guests to prepare their own drinks, saving you time.  Here’s a little Christmas bar car inspiration. Park and Oak Interior Design Bliss […]

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Just when I thought my Christmas decorating was done, I decided to create another Christmas themed wreath.  You can never have too many wreaths.  I love my Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce wreath downstairs, but needed a little something upstairs.  So here’s my quick and easy DIY Conifer Christmas wreath. The Wreath Before The wreath […]

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I am normally a fan of silver and white for the Christmas table.  This year I decided to try an Australian Christmas table setting after I was inspired by the beautiful Christmas flower arrangement created by florist Megan Collins. If you signed up to my 12 Days Christmas Decorating Guide, you’ll already know the recipe […]

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DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

Imagine if you could turn plain glass into a shiny mirror finish?  Well you can, and it’s so easy.  In literally minutes I transformed an old glass bowl into a pretty mirror bowl.  Let me show you how. Start with Plain Glass I started with a plain glass bowl that somebody left at my house […]

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How to Wrap Christmas Presents -My three part recipe for beautifully wrapped gifts every time. See the complete series on DIY Decorator.

One of the best things about Christmas is giving presents to the people you care about.  The wrapping is part of the present, and should get the recipient excited about opening the gift.  Use my simple 3 step recipe to create beautiful looking Christmas presents to put under your tree this year. Christmas Wrapping Supplies Before […]

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Is your Christmas tree up?   I only put my Christmas tree up on December 3rd.  Every year my daughter and I put the tree up whilst listening to Christmas music.  It’s become one of my favourite Christmas traditions.  This year, we decided to drop the gold and just stick to green, white and silver. Putting Up the […]

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Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce 60cm Wreath Review. Realistic looking wreath.

Balsam Hill make realistic Christmas trees, wreaths and garland.  Here is my review of the Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce pre-lit 60cm wreath.  They really truly do look like real foliage. Unboxing the Balsam Hill Wreath Here’s a short video I made when I opened my Balsam Hill wreath to show you what you get […]

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