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Handmade Holiday: Living Room Display

What previously was a large photo above the top shelf is now a wintery snowflake display.  And our typical shelf displays now host some of my handmade holiday trees.  I was a little bit nervous about my boyfriend’s reaction to the seasonal redesign of the living room, but he loves it!  Considering this wall is what you first see when you enter the living room, it really sets the tone upon entering our little winter wonderland apartment.

wall1I created the wall display by mixing together a few store-bought tissue snowflakes, with a bunch of handmade tissue and paper snowflakes, along with a few crystal garlands.  For the top shelf, I laid antique doilies across the shelf and then placed some of my handmade trees to both the top and bottom shelves. I added in a few vintage Santas and after rearranging the placement of each tree (only 40 or so times!), I felt pretty satisfied with the display.


All but one of these trees is handmade.  From left-to-right, the materials used for each tree were: feathers, pearls, buttons, paper fringe, yarn and silk flowers.

  1. Michele

    January 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    LOVE – I *must* do this for the nursery – how did you make the snowflakes? (or where did you buy them?)

  2. ~~Rhonda

    November 8, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Very pretty! Do you plan to make this again this year? ~~Rhonda

  3. Susan

    September 2, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Hi – how did you attach the snowflakes to the wall – and make this pretty formation??

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