Fireplace for the Holidays?

So, you don’t have a fireplace for the holidays? No way for Santa to get in, huh. Whatever will you do? Well, there’s nothing like the power of imagination. This chalkboard-paint creation is the perfect solution to a festive holiday mantle. Ok, so you might need a space heater handy for warmth, but what a cheerful and fun solution for  hanging those stockings by the chimney with care.

This simple project is made with a painters drop cloth, primed and then painted with chalkboard paint. Sew in a rod pocket, and design away! Happy Holidays.

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Holiday Extravaganza: I’m Dreaming Of A Technicolor Christmas

I've always marched to the beat of a different little drummer boy when it comes to holiday decorating. Sure, I love the traditional green and red color palette (especially with a touch of Tartan plaid!), but themes don't often work in my home. Instead, I like to add a few homemade touches to my everyday decorating scheme. After all, it's the details that count, yes?

Yet after perusing Will from Bright.Bazaar's latest photo shoot of his U.K. holiday chocked full of color, I swooned. I'm ready to turn my home upside down and paint the town red (and pink, green, blue, yellow and purple!).

Eek! These bright, bold, metallic toy soldiers are slaying me! So beautiful and fun.

What do you think? Too much color? Just enough? Spill in the comments below!

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