Several times here on the blog I’ve confessed my ongoing battle with color vs neutral.
Last year, we had the Color vs Neutral: Christmas Edition and debated the possibility of a split decorating personality.
This year we have a clear winner in the battle…The Neutrals.
And now the stockings are finally all hung.
It took me quite a while to complete them even though I started way back in the summer. Each one is unique made from different fabrics, scraps and techniques. I’m anticipating this will make it easier when the time comes to add a new one.
laces, velvet cuffs, ruffle details…
and leftovers from the chenille pumpkin project.
Originally, I had the stockings all hanging the same direction. But for some reason that bugged me. So, I switched direction on the two stockings that were reversible and now I like it much better. With 8 different stockings, I like the fact that they’re not hanging so uniform.
We glittered 2″ chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby making initials to designate each family member’s stocking. They are simply attached with jute looped around each stocking’s hanger.
There’s already been several discussions between my girls laying claim to “their” stocking. Which may or may not be the one with their initial on it.
For the mantle I used the same garland I’ve used for years, removed the “color”, kept the natural elements and added sprays of white painted jingle bells. I’ve also had the painted jingle bells for years but had never used them scattered throughout a garland like this. A Shaggy Fabric Wreath was added above.
And there you have this year’s winner of the Color vs Neutral Battle: Christmas Edition.
Coming up next…the neutral version of our “We Three Trees”.