A DIY Farmhouse Christmas

Well, the pecan pie isn’t even gone yet at my house, but we’ve already decorated for Christmas.  It’s a little tradition we have, decorating the house on the day after Thanksgiving.  Nothing like rushing into the holidays….but with good reason.  We LOVE Christmas, for obvious reasons {baby Jesus, duh}, but also love the look/feel/smell of it around our home.It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....This year has been really fun because all three of the kids are finally big enough to really help out and get into the decorating.  And this is the year {*sigh*}, that Dave has convinced me to let him Griswald the outside of the house.  Insert eye-roll here.

But on the inside, we are keeping it classy.  And for all of you poor folks who have not discovered the Pinterest rabbit hole yet, you are missing out.  Christmastime is my absolute favorite for perusing Pinterest.  I just love looking at all of the decorating ideas, house tours, recipes and crafts.  Want to see what’s on my Christmas board?  Be sure to follow me to see what else I’m into.  My absolute favorite is a Farmhouse Christmas.DIY ideas and tutorials to create a Farmhouse ChristmasIt’s all so pretty and simple.  And yet, most of it would be really easy to create.  I’d love to say I’ll have the time to do all of these things, but let’s be honest….I’ll spend half of that time “researching” on Pinterest!  {like I said before, it’s a complete rabbit hole!}.  So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Farmhouse Christmas decor ideas that I’ve stumbled across.  Some, you can buy.  But most of them would be easy enough to create yourself!

I’ve linked all the pictures to their sources, and have tried to link as many keywords as I can to sources to purchase the materials.  I am an Amazon associate, so anything I link to Amazon.com will help out this blog a teeny bit when you purchase {with no additional cost to you}.  Thanks in advance!DIY Rustic Christmas Containers....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse ChristmasSo, let’s talk containers.  I feel like its pretty easy to give any green plant a wintry feel with a red bow and a galvanized home to sit in.

DIY Rustic Christmas Containers....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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DIY Rustic Christmas Containers....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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DIY Rustic Christmas Containers....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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In case you don’t have a galvanized bucket or five, make your own!  Grab metal paint pail from Amazon and follow the directions on Uncommon Designs to make it look weather worn.DIY Rustic Christmas Containers....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

Finding Home Farms

Even if you aren’t a fan of the galvanized look, there are other ways to incorporate Christmas into your containers easily.  Paint a mason jar, or just use white vases or pitchers to display greenery or flowers.  I have three different sizes of the Ikea White Sockerart Vase that I plan on doing this with.DIY Rustic Christmas Containers....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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Ok, moving on to tree trimmin’s…some of the easiest DIY  Farmhouse Christmas projects out there!DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse ChristmasWe have our big Christmas tree in the living room, with presents underneath, but also have several smaller trees throughout the house.  Every year I tell myself I’m gonna make the trees themed…one with the kids’ ornaments on it, one with a more rustic theme, one with the breakable stuff, one with just our family vacation ornaments….I could go on and on!

These little stars remind me of the canvas heart garland I made a couple of years ago….some simple sewing with felt and you wouldn’t even need to finish the seams off!DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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We have no shortage of pine trees in our neighborhood, and the kids already collect pinecones on each walk….a little hot glue and burlap to make them festive for your tree!  Although…I’ve heard you should stick them in your oven for a bit to kill any bugs that might live in them.  Not sure if that is true or not, but it might be worth a try!
DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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Everyone’s got those old metal cookie cutters that haven’t seen a cookie in decades and are now {kinda} used for playdough….except the kids are weirded out by their odd, ambiguous shapes and would rather make ice cream cones in the coveted “factory.” So snag those slightly rusty metallic shapes and slap some hot glue and twine on them too!
DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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We’ve replaced most of our solid glass ball ornaments with the “shatterproof” versions, which I highly recommend if you have kids, pets or husbands.  But I found a few of our old colored balls that had made it through the years.  Rather than risk putting them on the tree, I think I’m gonna try wrapping them in burlap and twine.  Not only will that protect the ball from exploding shards everywhere when it is inevitable dropped or squeezed, but will provide a little texture to the tree as well.

DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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And maybe it is my Type A personality, but I love the look of simple, cohesive presents under the tree.  I inherited a whole bag of Christmas wrapping paper that I’ve been spending the last 10 years trying to use up….one roll at a time.  So I pick a new design for each year!
DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments ....ideas and tutorials for creating a Farmhouse Christmas

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Finally, my favorite….the finishing touches on a creating a Farmhouse Christmas!
DIY Rustic Christmas Signs and Decor ....ideas and tutorials on creating Farmhouse ChristmasI love the simplicity of this set of three paintings.  I wish I could say I had the artistic talent to replicate them!  Luckily, Cherry Tree Gallery sells them on Etsy!
DIY Rustic Christmas Signs and Decor ....ideas and tutorials on creating Farmhouse Christmas-Cherry Tree Gallery

Here’s another one you can get on Etsy from In Mind 4U.  It would be perfect for the mantle or on the console table in my hallway.
DIY Rustic Christmas Signs and Decor ....ideas and tutorials on creating Farmhouse Christmas-In Mind 4U

I’m seeing more and more decorating ideas for around the house.  In the past, we’ve only decorated our main living area, and the outside of the house.  Even our kitchen {which is in our main living area} has been neglected!  But I’d love to start incorporating some Farmhouse Christmas decor throughout the entire house.  I love the above print….I think I’d sneak it into some holiday decor in the kiddo’s bathroom… #subliminalmessages
DIY Rustic Christmas Signs and Decor ....ideas and tutorials on creating Farmhouse Christmas-Bonnie Lecat

Another idea for integrating the holidays throughout the house is to replace your wall pictures with seasonal prints.  Anderson and Grant has a great tutorial on making these four wall hangings…beautiful!
DIY Rustic Christmas Signs and Decor ....ideas and tutorials on creating Farmhouse Christmas-Anderson and Grant

And everyone knows that pillows and throws are an easy way to transform any space.  I’m loving the buffalo check flannel that seems to be popular this year.  Check out my post on how to make quick slip-cover pillowcases.
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Channel your 14 year-old self, covering your biology book with a paper bag.  Easy enough to do with any books around your house…simple lettering of seasonal book titles on the spines and tied with a festive ribbon.
DIY Rustic Christmas Signs and Decor ....ideas and tutorials on creating Farmhouse Christmas

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I hope you enjoyed looking at all the beautiful ideas on this post, and maybe you can find some simple ways to instill a little Farmhouse Christmas into your decor!

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Holiday Planning Guide with Free Printables

Happy December!  We are bustling around trying to finish the decorations and start planning for the holidays.  So far, I’m ahead of the game….my to-do list today includes sending out Christmas Cards!! {Yes! This year you’ll get them before Christmas!}  family-with-frameSo once again, I want to share with you the Holiday Planner that I created a couple of years ago.I’ve used it two years in a row so far and it has been a life saver.  I basically make the same food every year, but I always struggle to remember what I make, and fumble to find the recipes.  And when it came to Christmas cards, I needed a place to record who I’ve sent to in the past, and who I received from.  And, {don’t tell my family!} I also keep track of presents as I buy throughout the year too!Holiday Planning Guide with Free Printables to Keep Your Holiday Organized! Palmettos and Pigtails

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Because I’m making this for my own personal use, I’m gonna give you access to the files.  However, you won’t be able to edit them.  But feel free to print them out and use them for yourself!  I got all the little buttons as free downloads from the digital scrapbooking site, Shabby Princess.  And I got the fonts (Pea Carol) from Kevin & Amanda…also free.  So technically, you can make your own version of these as well!  And if you decide to pin any of these images, please remember link them back to this page!! Thanks!

I’m telling you, there are a lot of printables in this file, but it’s really everything you need for planning your whole Christmas week.  Here’s a sneak peek of the Table of Contents.  See below for the links to each document.Holiday Planning Guide from Palmettos and Pigtails: Free printables to keep you organized!Click on each link to get to the Google Drive Document.  You’ll be able to download, but not edit.  You’ll see some items have two pages…they are the same document, but with different graphics in case you want to print two different sets!

Holiday Planning Guide Cover Page

Holiday Planning Guide Cover Page AND Table of Contents

December Calendar

Gift Planner

Christmas Card List

Party Planner 1

Party Planner 2

Holiday Baking Recipes, Page 1

Holiday Baking Recipes, Page 2

Event Planner

Christmas Eve Meal Planning

Christmas Day Meal Planning

Christmas Eve Shopping List

Christmas Day Shopping List

Meal Recipe Cards, Page 1

Meal Recipe Cards, Page 2

Thank You Note List

I’d love your feedback on this guide…did I miss anything?  What was the most helpful page for you?  Happy Planning!

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