Wednesday, 6 December 2017

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

I would like to both thank and apologise to my bank account for all the new Christmas items it has brought me this year. Endless materials for Christmas DIY projects, multiple packets of baubles (most of which didn't even get used!!!), a new star, heaps of novelty items, new string lights, a cookie jar, and other decorations have all found a new home in our tiny little unit - and I couldn't be happier.

Nearly everything you'll see in this post came from Kmart, Zing Pop Culture, Typo, eBay or The Reject Shop, but some things are from last year so they may not be available to purchase anymore. If you're wondering about a specific item, just leave a comment and I'll do my best to help you out!


Admittedly, our tree looks pretty similar to how it did last year, but with a little more pink and a few extra novelty ornaments. Although they aren't pictured in this post, our presents actually aren't wrapped in pink and purple wrapping paper for the first time in years, as I decided to wrap Daniel's presents in the shape of things he likes. 

I already shared the cat and penguin presents that were inspired by A Beautiful Mess, and some of the others will be featured in an upcoming DIY gift wrap postIf you read my Christmas post last year you might have noticed that this year I decided to trade our star in for a pink one, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm still dying for a pink tree, but haven't been able to find one in stores yet. 

Something that Daniel and I tend to do every year even though we try not to is let each other have a few presents early, and the silver disco ball lights that are draped around the tree are one of the presents that I was allowed to have early - as were both the Pusheen items. Many of our Christmas items were thrifted, such as the mugs, tins, and plates. The gumball machine ornament pictured below was a DIY project by Aww Sam that I tried out and I LOVE it. She is such a huge inspiration to me and I love everything she creates.

Due to the lack of good lighting in many rooms of our house, not all our decorations made it into this post. I also didn't include Daniel's stocking or our mini trees as they'll be featured in upcoming DIY projects - but believe me, they'll be worth the wait! I'll update this post with links to both projects once they have been posted. 

I'm really happy with both projects and, although I don't think any DIY project can beat my donut tree skirt, I think you guys will like them too! Tree skirts are my new favourite thing and I've already got heaps of ideas on what ones to make next year 😂  

I also have a mini white Sailor Moon-themed Christmas tree in my room that I love so much I'm honestly thinking about keeping it up all year long! I couldn't wait to share photos of our tree with you guys, but I'd be lying if I said that this is our definitive decor for this holiday season. I still have a few DIY ornament projects that I found on Pinterest that I want to try out.

I also have a heap of mini Santa hats and mini bottle brush trees that I need to find something to do with as well. You can follow me over on Instagram to see any new Christmas decorations that I decide to put up as the months goes on. But enough about me, I want to hear about YOUR Christmas decorations!! 

Do you have a colour scheme that you like to stick to? Do you switch things up every year? Are you into the mini Christmas tree tend like me (we currently have FIVE 😅), or do you see no point in them? Also, are you a real or fake tree kind of person? Let me know! Feel free to link me any photos or posts featuring your decorations for the year, I'd love to see them!

Until next time,
Indya xx