This post is part of the Whole Twelve Days of Christmas Series. Read them all!
- The 1st Day of Christmas: Christmas Card Tips
- The 2nd Day of Christmas: Easy Decorating Tips
- The 3rd Day of Christmas: DIY Favor Bags
- The 4th Day of Christmas: Hot Chocolate on a Stick
- The 5th Day of Christmas: The Christmas Story As You Have Never Heard It
- The 6th Day of Christmas: Start an Ornament Tradition
- The 7th Day of Christmas: Easy Christmas Organization
- The 8th Day of Christmas: Last-Minute Gift Tips
- The 9th Day of Christmas: Giving Back and Compassion Opportunities
- The 10th Day of Christmas: Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
- The 11th Day of Christmas: A Few Christmas Favorites
- The 12th Day of Christmas: Merry Christmas!
I don’t claim to be an amazing decorator. I don’t really buy a lot of home decor – and so I make do with what I have. This year, when I was decorating for Christmas, I had an urge to change things up. I got tired of my normal staging for my decorations.
I turned to one of my favorite decorators, Mix and Match Mama, and tried to figure out what she did that made her decorations seem so well placed. And then, I got it.
She used vignettes. She staged items with the whole picture in mind.
And then I got a little vignette happy.
If you need to change up your Christmas decorating with things you already have around the house, here are some tips for decorating with vignettes!
- LOCATION – Pick a landing (tabletop) that needs dimension and interest. Make sure that it won’t be too busy.
- GROUNDWORK – Use a tray, large plate or platter to build your vignette. You can also build on top of a pile of books! Can we say genius?
- HEIGHT – Make sure you include one or two items that add height. Preferably put them in the back.
- MIX AND MATCH – Find eclectic items include. I used a lot of greenery in vases, candles, bowls of candy, and other little decorations.
- USE YOUR KITCHEN – I used mugs, cereal bowls, ice cream bowls, and glass dishes to plate things. No one will be able to tell!
I made a little coffee/hot chocolate station
My soap needed to be pretty too.
I used candles and trays everywhere!
In the bathroom, I use an ice cream bowl to hold jewelry.
In my bedroom, I used candles and my perfume collection…
Try it out! You might go a little crazy for vignettes!