How I decorated for the Holidays with six modern crafts

Hello, guys! Winter is here, and we haven’t had a sunny day in a long time. Until yesterday, when the sun made its notable appearance for a couple of hours at the most, and I was able to shoot photos of my newly painted family room. Beyond excited to share these pics with you. In fact, this is the first time that I write a post about decorating at home. Why might you ask?

In all honesty, I think my house is far from being “decorated.”  I feel like I’ve been in the “trenches” of parenting with no energy left to focus on the house.  The hubs and I haven’t bought a piece of furniture in years, or painted any walls. Therefore, I haven’t been remotely excited to tackle any rooms, but now with a freshly painted family room, I can play around with a few of my crafts. Well, I’m just going to show you how I implemented six-holiday projects into my family’s room shelves. Maybe this post should be named: “Anatomy of a shelfie with six contemporary crafts.”  Here it goes. (Biting my nails a bit.)

Family room shelves

How I decorated my home with six modern crafts

How I decorated at home with six modern crafts

From the top left, starting with the “DIY Peaceful Winter Scene” collage artwork, followed by an Advent calendar I put together last Christmas and then the mint boxes + trees, I was able to fill the top shelf with all three project but still retain an “uncluttered” look. I kept the bottom shelf with light elements: from left to right, DIY pumpkin leather vase, followed by wood blocks I made with mint and pink accents and my DIY watercolor Lips artwork.  Eeeek, I’m happy how it all turned out.

Pumpkin Leather Vase

How I decorated for the holidays with six modern crafts

Simplicity was my primary goal when adding all six crafts into my family room’s shelves. We used to have a hunter green wall with white shelves, and the darkness of this color made the room gloomy and blah. Now with white walls, is a fresh start and I’m having fun adding the projects I’ve designed for the past couple of years.

How I decorated for the holidays with six modern crafts

Minty Trees Detail

How I decorated my home with six modern crafts

You know I’ve been in a pastel mood and tried to create a whole pastel theme while doing this on a budget. Target had these lovely paper boxes in mint that I used as “pedestals” to show off my fave minty holiday trees.

How I decorated at home with six modern crafts

How I decorated my home with six modern crafts

What do you guys think? Have you added your crafting projects into your home decor? I think tackling a shelf is a good way to start without a big change commitment. Thank you for stopping by kraft&mint. Please tell me I’ve motivated you to decorate areas of your home with your crafts ;)



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  1. 2015/12/16 / 1:14 am

    I love the bright, pastel colors! It’s great to see a holiday festive room without the dark greens and reds. Beautiful job, Ursula!

    • kraftmint
      2015/12/16 / 4:57 am

      Hello! Thank you for stopping by :0) So happy you like my “pastelish” Christmas. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season without too much stress ;)

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