Kelly’s Christmas Inspirations 2015

Christmas is right around the corner and once November 26th hits I’m officially allowed by the husband (and America in general) to begin decorating and unleashing the #basic Christmas girl inside. I cannot explain just how difficult it is to pass those home decor aisles at Target or not begin stocking up on gingerbread everything and frosting the crap out of pinecones. The struggle is very real, my friends.

So, in the spirit of the holidays…and mostly because the husband said nothing about my online sharing of everything Christmas…here are my holiday inspirations for 2015!
My Christmas inspirations for 2015! Check out the blog for more details and links to my favorite holiday finds!

Baby’s First Ornament via Rachel Walter

Although my little one isn’t due this Christmas, I couldn’t resist pinning this ornament for next year. This makes for the perfect keepsake for yourself or for a grandparent as a gift!

Monogrammed Red Stripe Baby Sleeper via HeartMelter

Another pin for later item, but how adorable is this holiday onesie….and the monogram? Please. This will be sitting in my Etsy basket for the next 12 months.

Tea Light Centerpiece

I love easy DIY projects and this holiday centerpiece is just that in an adorable small package. I love the look and feel of tea lights in water with the hint of holiday cheer from the holly leaves. We don’t have a fireplace so I have to get crafty with the decorating. Do you know how tricky holiday decorating is with no mantel…it’s like mantels are a quintessential piece of Christmas…

O Holy Night Canvas Print via Lindsay Letters

See what I mean about mantels…there’s no limit to how to decorate one and I am just in L.O.V.E with Holly Mathis’ home tour during the holidays. Luckily Lindsay Letters still has this print available in her shop, but it’s a bit on the pricier end of my holiday budget at $125. However, it’s hand lettered, made in the US and an adorable piece you can save and have for years. I still deciding…

Envelope Addressing Stencil via The Grommet

This is perfect for those handletterers (is that even a word?) out there who have master penmanship and want to self-address their holiday cards. I would consider myself someone with good handwriting, but I typically leave it to the professionals for those beautifully written envelopes. However, this stencil is a great little tool to have on hand for when the inspiration strikes you.

This Girl Loves Christmas Tee via AwesomeBestFriendsTs

I feel as though this tee doesn’t really need an explanation because any girl that shares this sentiment understands why one would even need a shirt like this. They use American Apparel tees, which we all know are super soft and comfortable. Now to only find this same shirt in maternity…

DIY Birdseed Ornaments via Mavis Butterfield

Who says that you should keep the Christmas cuteness indoors? That’s what I thought. Spread your holiday cheer with these easy to make birdseed feeders in the shapes of your favorite holiday patterns using cookie cutters! I remember making birdseed feeders in elementary school and it’s something nostalgic that I’d love to try again as an adult or possibly share with my little one in the future.

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites via Cooking Classy

Don’t these look absolutely adorable and delicious all at the same time? I love finding new holiday desserts to try and this recipe is easy peasy! Opt to create your own cheesecake using this recipe or use a store-bought one. Then just dress them up with strawberries and pipe whipped cream to create the Santa hat effect!

Wire Frame Holiday Card Display via Lolly Jane

This will be a new addition to the Daniel household this year and instead of creating a cute one like Lolly Jane did, I went the easier route and splurged $40 on Etsy to buy an already assembled wire frame. Being pregnant doesn’t necessarily leave me with a huge DIY bug and the thought of cutting/stapling chicken wire to an old window frame that would take me forever to find, just to stain…I’m tired thinking about it. However, how cute does this card display look?! I love the idea of hanging a wreath in the middle and surrounding it with the holiday cards sent from family and friends. I’m really looking forward to having this in our home this year!

Salt Dough Paw Print Ornament via Crafty Morning

Lastly, this easy DIY project only involves making salt dough (possibly the easiest thing ever to make) and use of the paw print of your furry loved one. I love a good keepsake and making one for our little guy to hang each year just makes my heart melt. Just praying that Murphy is cooperative!

What makes your Christmas/holiday inspirations list?

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  • Oh I so love this!! 🙂 Christmas is my most favorite time of the year and I’m so excited it’s so close! I’m currently working on my Christmas list for the blog 🙂 I love the sweet baby things tucked in there too!

    • I can’t wait to see what you pull together! I love Christmas too and can’t wait for all the decorating and date nights I have planned! 🙂


    Yess! Love Lindsay Letters and love the small circle boxwood wreath (even though technically that’s not on your list) I’ve got one just like it. did you get it from Smith & Hawken for Target?
    Cute blog!

    <3 Lucy @ Spirit-Filled Simple

    • I just discovered Lindsay Letters and I have to say I love her shop! I just ordered the chicken wire frame to display my holiday cards from Etsy and am still in the market for a wreath. I’ll definitely have to check Target out to complete my Pinterest idea!

  • I am loving all of these! And I fully understand the struggle lol. I was going to wait til Thanksgiving but just last night my husband turned to me and said, “We’re gonna put the Christmas lights up this weekend!” haha I of course agreed without complaint!

    • How lucky are you?! Envious! I still have to wait but I can at least begin buying the decorations I have in mind for this year…I just can’t put it up yet. It’s still very much a struggle, haha. If you share your decorating on your blog I look forward to seeing it!

  • craftivitydesigns

    That Baby’s 1st Ornament is the best!!! Oh my goodness, I love it. Great round up!